Dates for Your Diary 2017/2018

Non-CLHS events shown on grey background


All events will be held at 8pm in Dreghorn Loan Hall, unless otherwise noted.

Saturday 4 November 2017

Setting the Scene for Playfair


Lecture on James Craig's ideas for a new Edinburgh by Dr Anthony Lewis, curator of Scottish history for Glasgow Museums.

2pm at the City Art Centre. Free, but booking essential. More details here.

Monday 6 November 2017

111 Places in Edinburgh


Talk and book signing by Gillian Tait, writer.

Saturday 11 November 2017

Tenements and multi-storey living in Edinburgh since 1767


Lecture by Professor Richard Rodger, Professor of Economic and Social History, History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh.

2pm at the City Art Centre. Free but booking essential. More details here.

Monday 20 November 2017

Juniper Green’s Sir David Henry and the Curious Tale of a New Zealand Paper Mill


Speaker: Prof D Finkelstein, Chair of Continuing Education, University of Edinburgh

Sunday 26 November 2017

A Concert of Traditional Music - The Colinton & Merchiston Choir


7.30pm in the Memorial Hall, Merchiston Castle School. Admission free. Refreshments provided. Retiring collection.

More details here

Monday 4 December 2017

The History of the City Art Centre, Edinburgh and its Hidden Gems


Speaker: Dr Helen Scott, Curator, CAC

Monday 18 December 2017

Christmas Event - details to be announced

Monday 15 January 2018

Ae Fond Kiss; Robert Burns and Women


Speaker: Lady Joyce Caplan, Poetry Association of Scotland

Monday 5 February 2018

United Deliberations; the Grand Match of the Royal Caledonian Curling Club At Linlithgow 1848 by Charles Lees


Speaker: Imogen Gibbon Chief Curator, Scottish NPG Edinburgh

Monday 19 February 2018

Members’ Evening

Monday 5 March 2018

Robert Adam’s Edinburgh Riding Academy: New information on a lost building


Speaker: Anthony Shaw, East Renfrewshire Designed Landscapes and Gardens Group, Caldwell House Project

Monday 19 March 2018

The Population of Edinburgh; the census online and how to use it


Speaker: Celia McIntyre, Statistician

Monday 2 April 2018

Annual General Meeting

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