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July 2018

Anticipating Wikipedia: William Smellie, the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland, and the First Information Revolution

July 24 @ 2:00 pm - 3:00 pm
National Library Scotland,
George IV Bridge
Edinburgh, EH1 1EW United Kingdom
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On the 250th anniversary of the Edinburgh publication of the first edition of the Encyclopedia Britannica, the National Library of Scotland and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland are hosting a public lecture by Prof Stephen W Brown on William Smellie, a co-founder 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 of Antiquaries of Scotland.…

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August 2018

Sales Preview Evening Reception – Centuries of Craftsmanship

August 8 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm
Lyon & Turnbull Ltd,
33 Broughton Place
Edinburgh, EH1 3RR United Kingdom
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Join us for a special preview of the Scottish Applied Arts sale with our friends at Lyon and Turnbull, who have kindly offered to host the event for a third year. A series of short talks by experts from the National Museums of Scotland, The Society of Antiquaries of Scotland and Lyon & Turnbull will be followed a drinks reception and private viewing of the forthcoming Scottish Silver & Applied Arts auction. Speakers: Dr Sarah Laurenson | Curator | National…

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Summer Excursion – 11th August 2018

August 11 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm
Loch tay Crannog

  The Scottish Crannog Centre, Loch Tay – Saturday 11th August Let us take you back 2,500 years to the early Iron Age......  Crannogs are a type of ancient loch-dwelling found throughout Scotland and Ireland, built as individual homes to accommodate extended families. Scotland's award winning crannog reconstruction on Loch Tay was built by The Scottish Trust for Underwater Archaeology to promote the research, recording, preservation and interpretation of Scotland's underwater heritage. Fellows of the Society will be treated to…

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