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December 2019

“Here is ane Koull of Tullilum” Excavations at Whitefriars, Perth 2014-2018

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

Lecture by Derek Hall CertPracArch FSA Scot, (archaeologist and ceramic specialist)

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January 2020

David Ramsay, the King’s Chief Clockmaker

13th January 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

The lecture will be given by Dr Tacye Phillipson (National Museums Scotland) and Dr John C. Taylor OBE (horologist and inventor), and delivered in conjunction with the National Museums Scotland. Dr Taylor uncovers the innovation of Scottish watchmaker, David Ramsay (c1585-1660), Chief Clockmaker to King James I and first master of the Worshipful Clockmakers Company London (1632). Dr Phillipson will provide an overview of the variety and development of clockwork during the 17th century. As the first lecture of 2020 the lecture…

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February 2020

Glasgow Potteries and the British Empire

10th February 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture by Graeme Cruickshank MA AMA FMA FSA Scot (independent scholar). The Scottish potteries of the industrial era produced vast amounts of wares, with dozens of factories in a number of towns producing millions of items annually, far more than the domestic market could assimilate.  Huge quantities of goods were exported, decade after decade, with the erstwhile British Empire being a prime target.  The potteries of Glasgow took advantage of the situation with unparalleled zeal.

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March 2020

Connecting Tools and Materials in the Dutch Neolithic

9th March 2020 @ 6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Lecture by Professor Annelou van Gijn, University of Leiden Lecture in partnership with the Prehistoric Society Archaeological artefacts like flint are frequently studied in isolation and not as part of a toolkit, let alone as part of a technological system. This lecture will show how a combination of microwear (use wear) analysis and experimental archaeology can shed light on the technological and functional relationships between different find categories. This will be illustrated by two case studies, one on Neolithic amber…

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