Francis Bacon (1561-1626) “took all knowledge to be his province.” An equal breadth of interest has characterised the Francis Bacon Society, a unique literary association with more than a century’s experience of interdisciplinary Renaissance studies. Bacon was a many-sided genius who has influenced scientists, poets and statesmen, has been studied from orthodox and unorthodox perspectives, and has attracted widely diverging interpretations.
The Society is best known for its championing of the Shakespere authorship question, and this remains of great interest. However, its expertise encompasses Elizabethan history, philosophy, cryptography and much else. Above all, Bacon’s philosophy and the Shakespeare plays have provided inspiration for imaginative yet scholarly research, and the ongoing vitality of the Society testifies to the fruitfulness of this approach.
- The second John Michell Symposium will be held at the Tenemos Academy, London on 1st June 2013 – “Dancing with Plato and Fort: crop circles, cosmology and ancient metrology”. Confirmed speakers: Allan Brown, John Martineau, John Neal, John Nicholson and Christine Rhone. Details can be found at http://www.john-michell-network.org/ and details of this and future events at the Tenemos academy can be found at http://www.temenosacademy.org/temenos_lectures.html
- Click here to view a recent article in the Herts Advertiser featuring Society member Briony Rawle and her views on Francis Bacon’s legacy in St Albans.
- Click here to view the second episode of the BBC’s documentary ‘The Century that Wrote Itself’, and skip to around 22 minutes for a mention of Francis Bacon and his importance in 17th century scientific thinking.
- Recent talk by Colum Hayward – ‘Francis Bacon and the Masters’ [21st March 2013]. Download Colum Hayward’s flyer
- Talk by Sylvia Francke – The Legend of Parzival, the Rosicrucian Stream and a possible 9th Century Incarnation of Sir Francis Bacon [27th June 2012]. Download Sylvia Francke’s flyer
- Talk by Ulla Brostrom – A New View and more speculations about our William Shakespeare = Francis Bacon and his concealed life [23rd March 2012]. Download Ulla Brostrom’s flyer
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