News about this site and other Pepys-related events.
23 February 2019
Last year saw the publication of a new abridged edition of the diary, which (
we mentioned here) and a couple of years ago we had a review of the fascinating book Samuel Pepys and His Books. Both are by Dr Kate Loveman who has kindly agreed to answer any questions you might have for her.
21 January 2019
Jake Mongler has created a new version of the first year of Pepys’ diary, 1660, aiming to make it more easily readable to modern ears. I asked Jake to describe it for us himself:
29 December 2018
Here are two occasions that the
@samuelpepys Twitter account has featured in the media this year, both of which I missed until today.
15 December 2018
A couple of months ago Everyman’s Library published
a new abridged edition of . It was compiled by Kate Loveman, who wrote The Diary of Samuel Pepys Samuel Pepys and His Books, which Sue Nicholson reviewed for us in 2016.
13 September 2018
Coming up soon at London’s Old Vic theatre is
. From the website: 17c, a play about Pepys
13 September 2018
If you’re near London’s western reaches on Saturday 22nd September 2018 you might be interested to know that
Swakeleys Estate is open as part of Open House London.
14 August 2018
If you use
Mastodon you might like to know that Samuel Pepys is now “tooting” there as @email@example.com.
10 August 2018
On 11 March 2019, Gresham College in London have a lecture called
Gresham’s Bequest to Samuel Pepys and John Evelyn. From the website:
14 February 2018
Here’s an event by Gresham College (
in the Encyclopedia) that might interest anyone within reach of London…
20 November 2017
New York Times has a review of a piece of theatre about Pepys called 17c, by Big Dance Theatre, which also features this website and its readers.
3 October 2017
If you’re a fan of colouring books and you’re keen on Samuel Pepys (which seems a given) then you’ll probably like
Several Fine Experiments in Colouring: Samuel Pepys Moste Laughable Discourses.
28 September 2017
On 21 October 2017 there’s a walk related to Pepys as part of the Literary Footprints Festival in London.
11 September 2017
I’ve just made this website run over a secure connection (its address now starts “http
s” rather than just “http”) — you should see a little padlock or similar in your browser.
9 September 2017
For a long time the Encyclopedia has contained a chart showing how Samuel Pepys’ wealth increased over time. It was a static image and wasn’t terribly attractive, so I’ve spruced it up and it’s now a little nicer.
24 August 2017
Update: If you can read this the site has been successfully moved and everything should be working again.
20 January 2017
BBC Radio 4 are putting on a concert of songs composed for Samuel Pepys by Cesare Morelli, the musician who joined Pepys’ household in the 1670s. The concert is at Pepys’ local church, St Olave’s, on 15 February 2017, and is free to attend, although you must reserve tickets (see below). The concert will be recorded for a feature on Radio 4 in the future.
Here are the details:
17 May 2016
John Goldin got in touch as he’s put together
a page that quickly searches the diary and shows charts of the frequency of words throughout the text.
2 November 2015
London’s National Maritime Museum has a new exhibition opening soon,
Samuel Pepys: Plague, Fire, Revolution. It runs from 20th November to 28th March 2016. Their blurb:
24 September 2015
The blog Spitalfields Life has
a nice post about Pepys’s local church, St Olave’s, with many good photos, including of Samuel’s own prayer book. Worth a look.
5 July 2015
With great sadness, I must pass on the news that Paul Chapin, one of the members of this site’s community through the diary’s first “go round” passed away on 1 July 2015.