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"To please and to reform mankind" a life of protest: Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745

The exhibition and lunchtime lecture series commemorating the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift's birth now available as an online exhibition.

Lunchtime lectures series

A Library lunchtime lecture series commemorating the 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift's birth was organised to accompany the Library exhibition 'To please and to reform mankind" a life of protest: Jonathan Swift, 1667-1745'.

Curated by Dr Andrew Carpenter, MRIA and the Librarian, Siobhán Fitzpatrick, this Swift 350 exhibition explores the writings of Jonathan Swift using the Academy collections of pamphlets, broadsides and Swift’s manuscript accounts book. Including loan items, the display demonstrates Swift’s prodigious output in a variety of formats from illustrated editions of Gulliver’s Travels and the Drapier’s Letters to the Modest proposal and much more.