Previous Programme 2009 – 2010

Meetings are normally held on Thursdays in the Board Room of the National Library of Scotland at 5:45 p.m with tea is available from 5:15 p.m.but on 3 December will be at the Scottish Storytelling Centre and on 8 May will be at Edinburgh University Library.

8 October 2009 (Thursday, 5.45 pm) NLS
Marc Lambert, Scottish Book Trust – ‘Why Read?’

10 November 2009 (Tuesday, 7 pm.) NLS
Jointly with NLS, Annual John Murray Archive Lecture
Dr Peter Arnott – ‘Echoes of Origin: reflections on the unfinished legacy of
Darwin’s masterpiece’

3 December 2009 (Thursday, 5.45 pm) SSC
Dr Donald Smith – ‘Writing our Selves’
Visit to the Scottish Storytelling Centre, 43-45 High Street,
Edinburgh, 5:45 p.m., followed by drinks reception

14 January 2010 (Thursday, 5:45 pm) NLS
Ronald Black ‘Alexander MacDonald’s Ais-Eiridh, 1751’

18 February 2010 (Thursday, 5.45 pm) NLS
Dr Murray Simpson – ‘On the Insidious Charms of Collecting Odd Volumes’

11 March 2010 (Thursday, 5.45 pm) NLS
Annual Business Meeting
Prof. Ian Campbell – ‘The Grassic Gibbon revival’
Allan Ramsay Dinner, dedicated to Robert Fergusson.
Contact the secretary by 18 February.

22 April 2010 (Thursday, 5.45 pm) NLS
Prof. Roland Paxton – ‘Wheelwright of the Heavens: James Ferguson FRS (1710-1778)’

8 May 2010 (Saturday, 2 pm ) CRC
Annual Visit. Edinburgh University Library, The Centre for Research Collections, George Square, Edinburgh. Contact the Secretary by 22 April.

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