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Spotlight on Abertay Historical Society

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Founded in 1947, Abertay Historical Society exists to promote interest in, and the study of, interest in the history of Dundee, Angus, Fife and Perthshire.

The society has a busy events programme, with regular public lectures in Dundee and elsewhere in the Abertay area on a variety of topics relating to the history of the region, on topics including ancient and modern archaeology, social, industrial and political history, gender and recreational history, literature, biography and music.

Members also enjoy occasional guided tours and conferences – previous venues have included Kirriemuir Old Parish Church, St Andrews Preservation Trust Museum, the Meffan Institute in Forfar, the Fergusson Gallery in Perth and the Auld Kirk in Tayport. The society takes a keen interest in the heritage of the Abertay area and was instrumental in the creation of the Dundee Civic Trust and Dundee Heritage Trust.

How to join

To join, visit the society’s website to download an application form or for more information, e-mail Matthew Jarron.

Upcoming events, 2018

April 11, 6:30 pm

Lecture Theatre 2, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

“Breakers Ahead…hard a’ starboard!” Remarkable tales revealed by the McManus ship model collection

An illustrated talk by Andrew Jeffrey

May 9, 6.30pm

Lecture Theatre 2, Dalhousie Building, University of Dundee

Medieval Angus

An illustrated talk by Richard Oram (preceded by the Society’s AGM at 6pm)

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