Previous Programme 2008 – 2009

Meetings are held on Thursdays in the Board Room of the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge at 5:45 p.m. Tea is available from 5:15 p.m.

18 September 2008
Dr Ross Alloway, ‘Cadell and the Crash (1825-26)’

John Murray16 October 2008
Annual JMA Lecture. David McClay, ‘John Murray and Samuel Smiles: A Publisher and his Friend?’

6 November 2008
Maggie Ferguson, ‘George Mackay Brown: The Man Behind the Mask’

4 December 2008
Prof. Brian Maidment, ‘Popular Print Culture and the Market Place 1820-1845’

8 January 2009.
Catherine Lockerbie, ‘Edinburgh International Book Festival: Past and Future’

5 February 2009.
Julie Johnstone, ‘From Glasgow to Saturn: the Edwin Morgan Archive at the Scottish Poetry Library’

5 March 2009
Annual Business Meeting
Lorraine Fannin, ‘Publishing in Scotland – A Creative, Cultural or Commercial Activity?’
Annual Dinner, dedicated to Allan Ramsay (d. 1758). Please tell the secretary by 8 January if you wish to attend.

9 April 2009
Prof. Peter Garside, ‘Uncovering Scottish Fiction 1771-1836’

7 May 2009
Prof. Peter Davidson and Dr Iain Beavan, ‘The Breviary of Aberdeen in Context’

Saturday 9 May 2009
Annual visit. Royal Botanical Gardens Library, Edinburgh

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