Previous Programme 2019 – 2020

Programme 2019 – 2020

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.

26 SEPTEMBER 2019. 5:45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Dr. Adam Budd
‘The business of controversy: Andrew Millar and the manners of debate, c. 1748-68’.

24 OCTOBER 2019. 5.45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Elizabeth Henderson
‘Temples of Memory: collecting the past in early modern Scotland’.

21 NOVEMBER 2019. 5:45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Charlotte Lauder
The People’s Friend: 150 years of modern Scottish magazine culture’.

12 DECEMBER 2019. 5:45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Sarah Dunnigan & Lyn Stevens
‘Opening up the archives: the secret history of Scottish children’s books’.

16 JANUARY 2020. 5:30 P.M. National Library of Scotland (Boardroom)
Diana Webster
‘Surveying Scottish county maps, 1770s to 1820s: commercial enterprise or community initiative?’.
Joint EBS and NLS event. For EBS places contact the Secretary: / 0131 623 0608

27 FEBRUARY 2020. 5:45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Daisy Stafford
‘The unknown public: towards a history of Edinburgh’s hidden, homeless readers’.
Joint EBS and Centre for the History of the Book event

26 MARCH 2020. 5:45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Annual Business Meeting followed by
James Hamilton
‘The Signet Library sales of 1959-1998: a great institutional collection and the post-war world’.
Followed by the Annual Dinner, dedicated to the book collectors of Scotland.
Contact the Secretary by 1st March if you wish to attend the dinner.
This event is part of Rare Books Edinburgh 2020

23 APRIL 2020. 5:45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Dr. Stephen Hall
‘John Smith & Son, the Glasgow booksellers: 1751 to the present day’.

14 MAY 2020. 5:45 P.M. Quaker Meeting House
Dr. Kylie Murray
‘The Renaissance Boethius: script and print in sixteenth-century Scotland’

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.