DON’T MISS THE EDC ANNUAL LECTURE for 2020 Patrons and Pirates: Publishing Dance in the Eighteenth Century

Speaker: Jennifer Thorp,Dancer, Dance Historian and Archivist at New College, Oxford

Friday 28 February 2020 at 7.15 p.m. at the Swedenborg Hall, Swedenborg House, 20 Bloomsbury Way, London WC1A 2TH.

The high seas of British publishing have always been choppy. Publishing piracy is not a thing of the past by any means. Last March, Katy Guest wrote about the modern problem in The Guardian, reporting the boast, ‘I can get any novel I want in 30 seconds.’ She found the recurring claim that there was nothing wrong in the practice because, “Reading an author’s work is a greater compliment than ignoring it.”

Authors today, like the dance publishers that Jennifer Thorp will tell us about, might stoutly disagree! Come along to the EDC Annual Lecture this year and hear more about the 18th century form of publishing piracy. To book a free place, email