2014-15 Winter Programme

All lectures take place in the Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh, EH1 1EL at 7.00pm. There is access for the disabled and an induction loop at the hall.

View the location of the Augustine United Church on a map.

Lectures are free to members and open to non-members paying a small fee (currently £5.00).


Wednesday 15th October 2014

Archie Foley and Margaret Munro

“The Great War and the home front: community responses, Portobello”

[Download poster for 15th October meeting]


Wednesday 12th November 2014

John Lawson

“New finds in Auld Reekie: what the trams have done for archaeology”

[Download poster for 12th November meeting]


Saturday 22nd November 2014

The Club will be holding a special event as part of "Previously... Scotland's History Festival".
See here for further details.
NB. This is not at our usual time or venue.


Wednesday 10th December 2014

Members' evening and social
Three short talks by our own members,
followed by seasonal refreshments, and social time
Richard Torrance:
“John Carfrae (1752-1831) coach and sedan chair maker in the Canongate”
Douglas Baugh:
“Why Canaan House was renamed Streatham House - A Morningside connection to slavery”
Alan McKinney:
“The Liberton Gravestone Project”

[Download poster for 10th December meeting]


Wednesday 14th January 2015

Aaron Allen

“Resurrecting a lost landscape: a tour of Rothiemay's Edinburgh in 1647”

[Download poster for 14th January meeting]


Wednesday 11th February 2015

Jamie Pearce

“Healthy places? Environmental conditions and public health in Edinburgh over the past 100 years”

[Download poster for 11th February meeting]


Wednesday 11th March 2015

Stana Nenadic

“Artisans, design education and the Scottish luxury trades c.1780-1914”

[Download poster for 11th March meeting]


We have the previous year's programme still available for reference, along with some some earlier years'.