Entries by Gemma Smith

Lady Joan Reid Children’s Author in Residence, Professor Sarah B. Pomeroy, is to publish her upcoming book for young adults, Benjamin Franklin, Swimmer with the American Philosophical Society Press

We established the Lady Joan Reid Children’s Author in Residence at Benjamin Franklin House in 2018 to honour the memory of Lady Joan Reid, the House’s historian who served for nearly 15 years as a member of the Houses’ Board. The inaugural Lady Joan Reid Children’s Author in Residence at Benjamin Franklin House is Professor […]

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Frankly Speaking 2020

On Friday, 28 February 2020, 32 students from six schools across the UK joined us for Frankly Speaking, the annual Benjamin Franklin House debate competition in collaboration with the US Embassy London and The Daughters of the American Revolution (Walter Hines Page Chapter). Bloomberg also generously supported the event, with members of their London team […]

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Congratulations to our 2019 Literary Prize Winners!

Benjamin Franklin is one of history’s great figures. While he made lasting contributions in many fields, his first passion was writing. He believed in the power of the written word as the bedrock of a democratic society, to inform, and stimulate debate. Each year a question or quote exploring Franklin’s relevance in our time is open […]

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