Category Archives: Lecture

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Last minute changes to our lectures this week

10th November 2019 | Categories: Lecture, Up and coming events

Unfortunately Dr Batey is unable to deliver her lectures on Monday and Tuesday evenings.  While we have had to cancel our Shetland event on Tuesday, the Monday evening event will be going ahead as usual, with a changed line-up of speakers.  Several early career researchers have very generously stepped in at late notice to give…

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2019 Rhind Lectures online now!

7th August 2019 | Categories: Lecture

The 2019 Rhind Lectures, entitled “Hadrian’s Wall: A Study in Archaeological Exploration and Interpretation” and presented by Professor David Breeze, are now available free to view on our Resources page.  Click “video” and search! Hadrian’s Wall was written about even when it was occupied. The Romans produced souvenirs of the Wall, medieval scribes placed it…

The latest additions to the Society’s filmed lectures are…

The latest additions to the Society’s filmed lectures are…

20th June 2019 | Categories: Lecture

“Archaeological Science: looking to the future” a lecture by Dr Lisa Brown FSA Scot. An exploration of current and future scientific techniques applied to archaeological research in Scotland. Click here for the video. “The State Funeral and Heraldry of Mary Queen of Scots” lecture by John Malden FSA Scot. John Malden evokes the pageantry and…

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Rhind Lecture Collection 2019

24th April 2019 | Categories: Lecture, Up and coming events

The prestigious annual Rhind lectures will take place from 10 May to 12 May 2019. This year, Professor David J Breeze HonFSA Scot will be lecturing on: ‘Hadrian’s Wall: A Study in Archaeological Exploration and Interpretation’. Hadrian’s Wall was built to defend the north-west frontier of the Roman Empire in AD 122, and is now…

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250 years ago today…

10th December 2018 | Categories: Lecture

250 years ago today the first pages of Encyclopaedia Britannica were published in Edinburgh. William Smellie was one of the original founders of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and editor of the first edition of the Britannica, as well as William Buchan’s Domestic Medicine, the Scots Magazine, and the first transactions of the Society…

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Event Programme 2018-2019

5th September 2018 | Categories: Lecture, Up and coming events

Our full Programme for the year is now available and bookings are open online https://www.socantscot.org/events/.  Download the leaflet here.

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Joint NLS and Society Lecture: William Smellie

9th July 2018 | Categories: Lecture

This July the Society is joining forces with the National Library of Scotland to host a public lecture by Professor Stephen W Brown FSA Scot on William Smellie, a co-founder of the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and editor of the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica, as well as the first volume of Archaeologia…

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Rhind Lectures 2018: Publications Special Collection

7th June 2018 | Categories: Lecture, Publications, Up and coming events

The prestigious annual Rhind lectures will take place from 22 June to 24 June 2018. This year, John Barber will be lecturing on ‘Drystone technologies: Neolithic tensions and Iron Age compressions’. One of the highlights of the Society calendar, we have decided to mark this year’s event with a collection of our favourite related books…

“Scotland’s earliest people, their landscape and houses” – Alan Saville Memorial Conference

“Scotland’s earliest people, their landscape and houses” – Alan Saville Memorial Conference

13th April 2017 | Categories: Conference, Lecture, Research, ScARF

Conference On the 17th June 2017, there will be a day conference in honour of Alan Saville, past Society of Antiquaries of Scotland President. The day will comprise a set of brief talks but, more importantly, lots of discussion related to the Palaeolithic and Mesolithic occupation of Scotland, focused on the possible dwellings and ‘houses’…

Some of the newly elected Fellows at the 2016 Anniversary Meeting

Welcome to new Fellows

1st December 2016 | Categories: Lecture

At the successful Anniversary Meeting and AGM of the Society on St Andrews Day all the proposed Fellows were successfully elected – congratulations to them all!  New Fellow packs are being sent out this week and we look forward to seeing you at future events or hearing from you at any time.  Please see the…

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