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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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 […]
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 […]
A Benjamin Franklin House Debate Competition in collaboration with the US Embassy in London and Bloomberg.
Benjamin Franklin House Director Márcia Balisciano reviews The Witches by Pulitzer Prize-winning author, Stacy Schiff.
It is with great sadness that we report the loss of Lady Joan Reid, who passed away on Friday, 10 November 2017.
Our Director, Dr. Márcia Balisciano, reviewed Madison’s Gift: Five Partnerships that Built America by David O. Stewart for the The Grateful American Foundation website.
Last weekend, September 16th and 17th, along with over 800 London properties, Benjamin Franklin House took part in Open House weekend.
Be like Benjamin Franklin and spend some summer time at Sir Francis Dashwood’s West Wycombe Park.
Our Director, Dr. Márcia Balisciano, was asked by The Grateful American Foundation website, to review Angelic Music: The Story of Benjamin Franklin’s Glass Armonica by Corey Mead.