Previous Programme 2017-2018

Programme 2017 – 2018

Most meetings are held at the National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EW, or the Quaker Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, EH1 2LJ, where tea is available from 5:15 before events. Visitors are welcome to attend meetings, and may also attend dinners and visits if places are available.

21 SEPTEMBER 2017. 5:45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Dr. Katherine Inglis & Dr. Matthew Fellion
‘Shelley’s Queen Mab, Zola’s ‘Powerful, Realistic Novels’, and Subversive Publishing in the Nineteenth Century’.

19 OCTOBER 2017. 5.45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Professor Tom McGuffog
‘Books with a Personal Touch’.

16 NOVEMBER 2017. 5:45 P.M. Project Room, 50 George Square, University of Edinburgh
Dr. Karen Baston
‘William Hunter’s Library: A Transcription of the Early Catalogues’.

7 DECEMBER 2017. 5:45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Professor Alistair McCleery
‘Nelsons in Africa: How They Brought the Good News from Cairo to Cape Town’.

18 JANUARY 2018. 5:45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Tess Goodman
‘From Photo Books to Tartan Ware: The Book as Souvenir in Victorian Scotland’.

22 FEBRUARY 2018. 6:00 P.M. National Library of Scotland (Boardroom)
Professor Alistair Fowler
‘The Mind of the Book: the History of Pictorial Title Pages’.
Joint EBS and NLS event. For EBS places contact the Secretary: / 0131 623 0608

22 MARCH 2018. 5:45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Annual Business Meeting followed by
Edward Bayntun-Coward
‘To Bind or Not to Bind? The Preservation or Destruction of Books’
Followed by the Annual Dinner, dedicated to the book-binders of Scotland.
Contact the Secretary by 2nd March if you wish to attend the dinner.
This event is part of Rare Books Edinburgh 2018

19 APRIL 2018. 2:30 P.M. Edinburgh College of Art Board Room, Evolution House
Jane Furness
‘Exploring Scottish, and Scotland Related, Art Books: A Hands-on Workshop’
Please note the early start time for this meeting, which will last for one hour

24 MAY 2018. 5:45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Sally Evans
‘Bookmongering as a Way of Life (By a Bookseller, Bookbinder, Publisher, Librarian, and Poet’

ANNUAL VISIT: details of the Annual Visit will be announced later in the year. Contact the Secretary by 3rd May if you wish to attend.