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Thomas Hobbes' Anniversary Supper

  • The Old Bell Hotel Abbey Row Malmesbury, England, SN16 0BW United Kingdom (map)

The Thomas Hobbes’ supper commemorating the 338th anniversary of the philosopher’s death took place at The Old Bell Hotel on Friday 24th November 2017.The 17th century seasonal recipes used by the new French chef in preparing the menu were greatly appreciated by the diners. The Guest speaker this year was Tony McAleavy, the Chairman of the Malmesbury History Society, who used archival sources to present in an amusing way the town’s riotous life around 1600 when the young Thomas Hobbes was growing up. The Chairman of THoMS said that the Society was laying the foundations for a time when Malmesbury (upon Avon) would be synonymous with the name of Thomas Hobbes, England’s most famous political philosopher, just as the not too distant town, Stratford (upon Avon) is synonymous with the name of William Shakespeare, his contemporary and England’s most renowned playwright.

Earlier Event: October 27
Thomas Hobbes' Symposium 2017