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‘His little hour of royalty’: Charles Edward Stuart at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

October 9 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture given by Dr Jacqueline Riding, Historian, Author and Honorary Research Fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London.     In the autumn of 1745 Charles Edward Stuart established a court at the Palace of Holyroodhouse, an episode that was later described by Andrew Lang as ‘his little hour of royalty.’ Yet, at this time, no one could have predicted for certain the outcome of the prince’s campaign. This lecture will challenge Lang’s glib assessment of the Stuart court at Holyrood,…

‘His little hour of royalty’: Charles Edward Stuart at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

October 10 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

(Venue: Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen) Lecture given by Dr Jacqueline Riding, Historian, Author and Honorary Research Fellow, Birkbeck College, University of London

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‘From Banditry to Books, from Reiving to Screeving: The Borders Enlightenment’

November 13 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

(Venue: NMS Auditorium, Edinburgh) Lecture given by Professor Ted Cowan Hon FSA Scot, Emeritus Professor of Scottish History and Literature, University of Glasgow. This lecture seeks to explore and assess enlightenment influence upon the inhabitants of the Scottish Borders. It also asks whether it is possible that folk with surnames such as Hume and Scott, up to their necks in all kinds of violence, feuding, skullduggery and general mayhem, through to 1603 could, two or three generations later, transform or…

‘From Banditry to Books, from Reiving to Screeving: The Borders Enlightenment’

November 15 @ 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

(Venue: Dumfries Museum, Dumfries) Lecture given by Professor Ted Cowan Hon FSA Scot, Emeritus Professor of Scottish History and Literature, University of Glasgow. Please contact Dumfries Museum on 01387 253374 to reserve a free place at the lecture or via email (dumfries.museum@dumgal.gov.uk)  

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Anniversary Meeting (AGM)

November 30 @ 6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

(Venue: Grassmarket Centre, Edinburgh) Including a lecture given by Peter Yeoman FSA FSA Scot MCIfA on the subject of 'Columba's Heavenly House', followed by drinks reception. (Please note the different venue start time of this year's AGM).

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‘The General Register of Sasines – celebrating 400 years’

December 11 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture given by Isla MacLeod, Registers of Scotland. Created by the 1617 Registration Act of the Parliament of Scotland, the General Register of Sasines was the first of its kind in the world. Whilst it is probably one of the lesser known world firsts chalked up for Scotland, its impact has been fundamental – here and aboard. The story of the General Register of Sasines and the organisation responsible for it, Registers of Scotland, reflects the social, economic and political…

‘The General Register of Sasines – celebrating 400 years’

December 12 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

(Venue: Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen) Lecture given by Isla MacLeod, Registers of Scotland

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‘In the Footsteps of Howard Kilbride-Jones and Robert Stevenson: New Research on Romano-British Glass Bangles’

15th January 2018 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture given by Dr Tatiana Ivleva, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Newcastle. The lecture presents new research conducted on the Romano-British glass bangles as part of the EU-funded project ‘GLOBALGLASS: Global glass adornments event horizon in Late Iron Age and Roman-period frontiers’. The talk will provide updated information as to the arrival of craft to Britain and discuss the craft itself, presenting new findings relating to the manufacture of the objects.    

‘In the Footsteps of Howard Kilbride-Jones and Robert Stevenson: New Research on Romano-British Glass Bangles’

16th January 2018 @ 7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

(Venue: Regent Building Lecture Theatre, Aberdeen) Lecture given by Dr Tatiana Ivleva, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Newcastle.

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