The next Royal Society Southern Highlands branch gathering will be a literary treat.
Jane Austen Society of Australia president Susannah Fullerton OAM, FRSN will be the guest speaker at the lecture to be held on March 21.
She will cover the topic Samuel Pepys: Diarist and President of the Royal Society.
The diary of Samuel Pepys is described as long being considered the greatest diary in the English language. Historians have found it invaluable, but it is also a superb work of literature and the record of an extraordinary man. He was the founder of the modern English navy, president of the Royal Society, a member of parliament, author of books on the navy, and a talented musician and composer.
Ms Fullerton's talk on Pepys tells the story of his experience of the Royal Society, the plague and the Great Fire, his constant womanising, his theatre-going and his dinners.
The lecture will be presented in the Mittagong RSL Club's Joadja/Nattai rooms on the first floor. Doors open at 6pm.
The cost of entry is $10 for non-members, $5 for members, and teachers and students are free.
Following the lecture there will be a dinner with the speaker open to all members and non-members.