BIO and Washington Biography Group member Dr. Stephen H. Grant is coming for a rare visit to the UK in October to lectures on his new biography about the founders of of Folger Shakespeare Library.
Johns Hopkins University Press in Baltimore released Dr. Stephen H. Grant’s biography, Collecting Shakespeare: The Story of Henry and Emily Folger, on the Ides of March 2014 to coincide with the 450th anniversary of the Bard’s birth in 1564. It is the first biography of the quiet, secretive Brooklyn couple who founded in 1932 the Folger Shakespeare Library, housing the largest Shakespeare collection in the world in a stunning marble memorial two blocks from the U.S. Capitol. 
Dr. Stephen Grant will be giving a series of lectures in October 2017 based on his biography of the founders of the Folger Shakespeare Library in which he will share aspects of the trips the Folgers took to England.


11 October 8:00pm
8 PM Talk #1 Blackheath Halls 
Blackheath Halls Recital Room, 23 Lee Rd, London SE3 9RQ

13 October 
5 PM Talk #2 St Andrews Library  
St Andrews University Library, North Street, St Andrews KY16 9TR

16 October
5:15 PM Talk #3 at Oxford Bibliographic Society 
Oxford Bibliographic Society, Christ Church Upper Library, Oxford OX1 3BG
(introduced by Henry Woudhuysen, Rector of Lincoln College)

20 October
4:30 PM Talk #4 Cambridge University Library
Cambridge University Lib., Milstein Room, West Road CB3 9DR

23 October
7:30 PM Talk #5 Bath Royal Lit & Sci Inst 
Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute Elwin Room, 16 Queen Sq., Bath BA1 1BA

26 October
2 PM Talk #6 Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon.
Shakespeare Institute, Stratford-upon-Avon CV37 6HP

Grant is guest blogger ( for the Shakespeare Birthplace Trust in Stratford-Upon-Avon, England and for the Johns Hopkins University Press (