OEC Events

Our lectures, walks and visits

We organise a programme of talks each year between October and March, with walks and visits to sites of historical interest in the summer.

Our lectures are held in the Augustine United Church, 41 George IV Bridge, Edinburgh EH1 1EL, with live streaming for anyone who cannot be there in person. All talks start at 7pm. 

We also make video recordings of talks available exclusively for members.

Non-members may attend or view each talk for £8. Please contact membership@oldedinburghclub.org.uk

Our 2023-24 lectures

The Old Library in the Quadrangle of the Old College. Creative Commons CC by NC, National Galleries of Scotland

18 October 2023 – Reinventing Edinburgh: The Fall and Rise of the Municipality 1830-70 by Richard Rodger
15 November 2023 – Royal Society of Edinburgh in the Nineteenth Century by Bill Jenkins
13 December 2023 – Members’ Evening, with Sweet Singers of Israel by Derrick Johnstone and From Quill to Computer, Edinburgh Manuscript Collection and New Age Discoverability and Karen O’Brien and Iain Duffus
17 January 2024 – Trinity Church – Medieval Edinburgh by Lizzie Swarbrick
14 February 2024 – The University of Edinburgh in the Eighteenth Century by Alasdair Raffe
13 March 2024 – Books and Borrowing: Edinburgh 1750-1830 by Karen Baston

Find out our programmes from past years here

2024 walks and visits

Our walks and visits in 2023 featured:

  • Abbeyhill and Lochend, led by Hetty Lancaster
  • Leith Railways by Tram, led by Andrew Boyd
  • Mansfield Traquair Centre, led by a Centre volunteer
Phoebe Traquairs murals Catholic Apostolic Church