Past Winter Programmes

2012-2013 Winter Programme

Wednesday 17 October
Neil MacGillivray
Epidemic Disease in Edinburgh, 1840 -1850
[Poster]

Wednesday 21 November
Geoffrey Bertram
The Etchings of John Clerk of Eldin
[Poster]

Wednesday 12 December
Mike Shaw
Broadcasting in Edinburgh
[Poster]

Wednesday 16 January
Eleanor Harris
The People Who Built St John's Chapel at the West End
[Poster]

Wednesday 13 February
Richard Rodger and Paul Laxton
Henry Littlejohn, Edinburgh's First Medical Officer of Health
[Poster]

Wednesday 13 March
Jim Tweedie
The Fortifications of Leith
[Poster]

2011-2012 Winter Programme

Wednesday 19 October
Jill Turnbull
What Glass has done for Edinburgh
[Poster]

Wednesday 16 November
James McCarthy
That Curious Fellow: Captain Basil Hall, R.N.
[Poster]

Wednesday 14 December
James Simpson and Tom Addyman
Educating Reekie:
Uncovering Edinburgh.s College

[Poster]

Wednesday 18 January
Chris Fleet
The Bartholomew Archive:
a Cartographic Window into Edinburgh.s Past

[Poster]

Wednesday 15 February
Robert Anderson
Edinburgh Schools, 17801880:
Organisation and Architecture

[Poster]

Wednesday 14 March
Murray Simpson
David Laing: Antiquary and Collector
[Poster]

2010-2011 Winter Programme

Wednesday 13 October
Carolyn Anderson
"For the Peace of the City":
The (Re)construction of Edinburgh Castle
in the Eighteenth Century

[Poster]

Wednesday 17 November
Aaron Allen
Conquering the Suburbs;
Politics and Work in Early Modern Edinburgh

[Poster]

Wednesday 08 December
Willis Pickard
Duncan McLaren, Lord Provost and MP
[Poster]

Wednesday 19 January
Olive Geddes
Golf . Edinburgh and Beyond
[Poster]

Wednesday 16 February
James Simpson OBE
The Strange Migration of Botanic Cottage
[Poster]

Wednesday 16 March
Professor Alexander Broadie
Why Hume Still Matters
[Poster]

2009-2010 Winter Programme

Wednesday 14 October
Professor David Purdie
A Bard in Baxter's Close
(Robert Burns and Edinburgh, 1786-91)

[Poster]

Wednesday 11 November
Mr David MacClay
John Murray's Publishing Archives:
the Edinburgh Perspective

[Poster]

Wednesday 9 December
Dr Patricia Andrew
Illustrations of Edinburgh [Change of programme, no poster produced]

Wednesday 13 January
Mr David Ingram
Gayfield House:
Discussion ranging from Deacon Brodie to William Trotter

[Poster]

Wednesday 10 February
Mr Andrew McMillan
The City of Edinburgh - Landscape and Stone
[Poster]

Wednesday 10 March
Dr Patricia Andrew
Alexander Nasmyth 1758-1840: Painter and Polymath
[Poster]

2008-2009 Winter Programme

Wednesday 15 October
Sheila Szatkowski
John Kay, 1742-1826: Barber, Miniaturist
and Social Commentator

[Poster]

Wednesday 12 November
Dr Patricia Andrew
Jacob More, 1740-1793: an Edinburgh Artist in Italy
[Poster]

Wednesday 10 December
Prof. Charles McKean
When did Edinburgh become .the Old Town.?:
an Enlightenment Conspiracy Unravelled.

[Poster]

Wednesday 14 January
Dr Alexander Stoddart
Hume, Stevenson, Smith and Clerk Maxwell:
Four Statues for Edinburgh

[Poster]

Wednesday 18 February
James McCarthy
Keith Johnston, Cartographer and Explorer
[Poster]

Wednesday 18 March
John Chalmers
Andrew Duncan, Physician of the Enlightenment
[Poster]

2007-2008 Winter Programme

Wednesday 17 October
David Affleck
Regent Morton and his Chamberlain,
George Auchinleck, .the arrogant upstart..

[Poster]

Wednesday 14 November
Michael Lynch
The Grooming of Edinburgh to become the Capital City
in the 16th and early 17th Centuries

[Poster]

Wednesday 12 December
James Robertson
The Case of Joseph Knight:
Slavery and Freedom in Enlightenment Scotland

[Poster]

Wednesday 16 January
Donald Smith
Cultural Champion:
William J. Hay and Old Edinburgh

[Poster]

Wednesday 13 February
Alan Taylor
Muriel Spark.s Prime
[Poster]

Wednesday 12 March
The Boog Watson Lecture Dr Iain Gordon Brown, President, OEC
From Arthur.s Seat to Mount Etna; or, ..I sit in St. Carlo.s Nose..: James Hall, Advocate, at large in Europe, 1821-1822
[Poster]

2006-2007 Winter Programme

Wednesday 18 October
Dr Nicholas Phillipson
Adam Smith
[Poster]

Wednesday 15 November
David Ingram
Castlehill to Canongate:
The 18th Century Royal Mile

[Poster]

Wednesday 13 December
Graeme D. R. Cruickshank, M.A., A.M.A., F.M.A.
The Edinburgh International Exhibition of 1886
[Poster]

Wednesday 17 January
David W S Todd M.A., M.Mus.
Theatre and Music in Edinburgh
[Poster]

Wednesday 14 February
Professor Sam McKinstry
Walter Scott and Accountancy
[Poster]

Wednesday 14 March
Norman E. Butcher B.Sc., F.G.S.
James Hutton (1726-1797):
Founder of Modern Geology

[Poster]

2005-2006 Winter Programme

Wednesday 19 October
Cecilia Cavaye BMusHons, LRAM, ALCM, DipEd
The Begbie Slides of Victorian Edinburgh
[Poster]

Wednesday 16 November
Professor David Purdie MD, FRCP Edin
Mirror of Enlightenment:
Images of 18th century Edinburgh

[Poster]

Wednesday 14 December
Fiona Jamieson DipTP, MRTPI, FSAScot, IHBC
A Jaunt through Four Centuries of Gardening
at the Palace of Holyroodhouse

[Poster]

Wednesday 18 January
Laura Stewart
Edinburgh and the Outbreak of the
British Civil Wars 1625-37

[Poster]

Wednesday 15 February
Dr Athol Murray
History in the Making:
Sir Walter Scott and Jock Howieson

[Poster]

Wednesday 15 March
Dr Elizabeth Cumming
Cultivating the Garden:
Patrick Geddes and 1890s Edinburgh

[Poster]