Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch Programme


Glasgow & West of Scotland Branch Programme 2023-24

All meetings are held at 10.30am on the second Saturday of the month at Kelvinside Hillhead Parish Church Observatory Road, Glasgow West End G12 9AR.

For any branch enquiries please telephone Marie Davidson on 0141 956 1172

 

2023

Saturday 14 October

Thomas Carlyle Historian (James Clarkson Memorial Lecture)

Owen Dudley Edwards, Hon Fellow, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh

This talk is our 2023 James Clarkson Memorial Lecture, linking Owen’s earlier talk on Lord Macaulay.

 

Saturday 11 November, 10.30am for the AGM, 11.02am for the talk

HA Glasgow & West of Scotland AGM, followed by

"Return of the King" - James VI & I's visit to Scotland in 1617

Dr Steven Veerapen, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow

Steven’s latest book about James VI & I The Wisest Fool: The Lavish Life of James VI and I was published in September 2023.

Please note there will be a two minute armistice day silence observed at 11am

 

Saturday 9 December, 10.30am

The 1820 Rising

Professor Gerard Carruthers, Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature, School of Critical Studies, University of Glasgow

This talk compliments and earlier one by Bob Holman on Keir Hardie. What can a citizen do when confronted by an unjust society?

 

2024

 

Saturday 13 January, 10.30am

Scottish Standing Stones

Martin Morrison.

When you have heard Martin you will want to visit all the sites.

 

Saturday 10 February, 10.30am

Remembering the Reformation: Religion and Memory in the 16th and 17th Centuries

Professor Alexandra Walsham, Emmanuel College, Cambridge

We are privileged to welcome Professor Walsham, President of the Historical Association

 

Saturday 9 March, 10.30am

Our Fathers Fought Franco

Professor Willy Maley, Professor of Renaissance Studies, University of Glasgow, will talk about his latest book which he has co-authored and edited.