News  |  Posted December 10, 2018

250 years ago today…

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 of Antiquaries of Scotland.
Watch the lecture given by Professor Stephen Brown FSA Scot last July.