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November 2019
Free

Anniversary Meeting (AGM)

November 30 @ 4:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Augustine United Church,
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom
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Formal Society business followed by a short lecture, ‘Hiberno-Scandinavian strap-fittings from Scotland’ by Caroline Paterson FSA Scot and Craig Stanford FSA Scot, and drinks reception. Please note the time and venue: 4.30pm at Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL

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December 2019
Free

“Here is ane Koull of Tullilum” Excavations at Whitefriars, Perth 2014-2018

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Lecture by Derek Hall CertPracArch FSA Scot, (archaeologist and ceramic specialist)

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“Here is ane Koull of Tullilum” Excavations at Whitefriars, Perth 2014-2018

December 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Lecture by Derek Hall CertPracArch FSA Scot, (archaeologist and ceramic specialist) Free - no booking required

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January 2020
Free

David Ramsay, the King’s Chief Clockmaker

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The lecture will be given by Dr Tacye Phillipson (National Museums Scotland) and Dr John C. Taylor OBE (horologist and inventor), and delivered in conjunction with the National Museums Scotland. Dr Taylor uncovers the innovation of Scottish watchmaker, David Ramsay (c1585-1660), Chief Clockmaker to King James I and first master of the Worshipful Clockmakers Company London (1632). Dr Phillipson will provide an overview of the variety and development of clockwork during the 17th century. As the first lecture of 2020 the lecture…

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David Ramsay, the King’s Chief Clockmaker

14th January 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
V&A Dundee,
1 Riverside Esplanade
Dundee, DD1 4EZ United Kingdom
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The lecture will be given by Dr Tacye Phillipson (National Museums Scotland) and Dr John C. Taylor OBE (horologist and inventor), and delivered in conjunction with V&A Dundee. Dr Taylor uncovers the innovation of Scottish watchmaker, David Ramsay (c1585-1660), Chief Clockmaker to King James I and first master of the Worshipful Clockmakers Company London (1632). Dr Phillipson will provide an overview of the variety and development of clockwork during the 17th century. The lecture will be followed by a reception…

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February 2020
Free

Glasgow Potteries and the British Empire

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Lecture by Graeme Cruickshank MA AMA FMA FSA Scot (independent scholar). The Scottish potteries of the industrial era produced vast amounts of wares, with dozens of factories in a number of towns producing millions of items annually, far more than the domestic market could assimilate.  Huge quantities of goods were exported, decade after decade, with the erstwhile British Empire being a prime target.  The potteries of Glasgow took advantage of the situation with unparalleled zeal.

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Glasgow Potteries and the British Empire

11th February 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
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Lecture by Graeme Cruickshank MA AMA FMA FSA Scot (independent scholar). The Scottish potteries of the industrial era produced vast amounts of wares, with dozens of factories in a number of towns producing millions of items annually, far more than the domestic market could assimilate.  Huge quantities of goods were exported, decade after decade, with the erstwhile British Empire being a prime target.  The potteries of Glasgow took advantage of the situation with unparalleled zeal. Free and no booking required.

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March 2020
Free

Connecting Tools and Materials in the Dutch Neolithic

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Lecture by Professor Annelou van Gijn, University of Leiden Lecture in partnership with the Prehistoric Society Archaeological artefacts like flint are frequently studied in isolation and not as part of a toolkit, let alone as part of a technological system. This lecture will show how a combination of microwear (use wear) analysis and experimental archaeology can shed light on the technological and functional relationships between different find categories. This will be illustrated by two case studies, one on Neolithic amber…

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Connecting Tools and Materials in the Dutch Neolithic

10th March 2020 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm
Ypenburg

Lecture by Professor Annelou van Gijn, University of Leiden Archaeological artefacts like flint are frequently studied in isolation and not as part of a toolkit, let alone as part of a technological system. This lecture will show how a combination of microwear (use wear) analysis and experimental archaeology can shed light on the technological and functional relationships between different find categories. This will be illustrated by two case studies, one on Neolithic amber and jet ornaments, the second on the…

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April 2020
Free

Neolithic Scotland: the Big Picture and Detailed Narratives in 2020

24th April 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 26th April 2020 @ 5:00 pm
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by Dr Alison Sheridan FBA FSA Scot FSA ACIfA MDAI This series of six lectures will offer a comprehensive view of our current state of knowledge about Scotland’s Neolithic (c. 4000–c. 2500 BC). From DNA to coprolite research, and from Alpine jadeitite axeheads to lidar surveying, the many and diverse strands of evidence will be synthesized in an attempt to present a big picture and to tease out regional and chronological variation in the way Scotland’s early farming communities lived…

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James Sutherland (c 1639-1719): Botanist, Antiquary & Numismatist

30th April 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm
Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh,
20a Inverleith Row
Edinburgh , EH3 5LR United Kingdom
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Lecture by Robert Betteridge (NLS), Nick Holmes (NMS) and Lorna Mitchell (RBGS) Thursday 30 April 2020 at Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh Following his appointment as “Intendant” of the Physic Garden by the founders Robert Sibbald and Andrew Balfour James Sutherland went on to obtain a Regius Professorship of Botany and appointment to the position of King’s Botanist. In this talk we will learn more about the man behind the Garden that was to become the Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh and…

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