Loading Events

« All Events

  • This event has passed.

April Lecture and Fellowship Election

28th April 2022 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Ave Sanctorum - University of Edinburgh


Fellows are invited to register to attend this Meeting either in person or online.

This will be a hybrid event. Numbers are restricted to 100 people in person, so book early to avoid disappointment.

This event will be followed by a short drinks reception.

Due to possible future pandemic restrictions it might be necessary to move this event to fully online only.

Please keep an eye on the Society website, e-newsletters and your email inbox for the latest news and further information on Society events.


Lecture information

This event will feature two short 20 minute presentations given by Early Career Researchers/recent PhD graduates on their research linked to Scotland’s past.


The medieval music of the Inchcolm Office for St Columba by Mr Andrew Bull, University of Glasgow

Music for the Office of St Columba is found on two folios of the 14th century Inchcolm manuscript fragments (University of Edinburgh Library MS 211.IV). This lecture will place the Inchcolm fragments in their wider place within the surviving medieval music from Scotland, before going on to delve into the issue of melodic borrowing within the office itself. These melodies, whilst borrowed, are evidence of the abilities of medieval Scots in creatively altering and changing pre-existing melodies for their own needs.

Andrew Bull has just completed his PhD in music at the University of Glasgow, with his thesis ‘Analysis of contrafacta variation found in the Inchcolm fragments’ Office for St. Columba.’ His work encompasses a wide array of early music from Scotland, with articles published on topics from the medieval period through to the 18th century


Applecross: a multicultural monastic foundation by Dr Carolyn McNamara, University of Glasgow

This lecture will focus on the early medieval foundation of the monastery at Applecross, with the goal of identifying its role as a place of mixing of Pictish and Gaelic cultures. Connections specifically with Bangor monastery, in the north of Ireland, and Rosemarkie, on the Black Isle, will be discussed. An interdisciplinary approach will be brought to this discussion, including the examination of archaeological, textual, art historical, and toponymic evidence. 

Dr McNamara completed her PhD in Celtic at the University of Glasgow in 2021. Her doctoral studies investigated monastic communities in the west of Scotland which could have looked to Bangor monastery in the north of Ireland as their leader. She continues to work as a Graduate Teaching Assistant in the department of Celtic and Gaelic at the University of Glasgow. Her research interests include early medieval Ireland and Scotland, with a focus on saints cults, monasteries, monastic networks, and travel. 

This event will also feature the second election of new Fellows to the Society outside of our Anniversary Meeting on St Andrew’s Day for a long time.  Information on the applicants and how to vote in this election will be placed on the Fellow’s Area of the website and emailed to Fellows; we will send ballots out to those for whom we do not have an email address.

You will need to be logged into the website as a Fellow (use the red Fellows Login button at the top of the Society webpages). This will give you the opportunity to view the Agenda and vote online for new Fellows.

April Lecture Registration



House Rules

We aim for our events to be safe and harassment-free and the Society has a zero-tolerance policy on harassment and bullying.

The Society expects all attendees to act with respect to one-another during this event and anyone making comments which we believe to be inappropriate (e.g. offensive, misleading, spam) or abusive will be removed from the event immediately.

To report any abuse you think we missed, please contact the Director of the Society, Dr Simon Gilmour (director@socantscot.org)


COVID-19 Precautions for attending in-person events

To ensure all attendees and members of staff have a safe and enjoyable experience at these events, please make sure you adhere to the following rules:

We request that you do not attend if you have any COVID-19 symptoms prior to the event

Please wear a mask until seated (unless exempt) and feel free to wear a mask while seated should you wish

Try to maintain social distancing where possible and respect those with Distance Aware badges or lanyards

Please use hand sanitising stations provided

Listen to further announcements by members of staff


28th April 2022
6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Event Categories:


Augustine United Church
41 George IV Bridge,
Edinburgh, EH1 1EL United Kingdom

Help us to do more

Help us: champion research; stimulate discussion; enhance public understanding; and share our extraordinary heritage. Donate directly to the Society now.