03 February 2023
History Scotland's spring lecture programme covers centuries of history, with a varied selection of topics ranging from musical life in Edinburgh, to the latest research at Dunfermline Abbey.
Since the launch of our online programme in November 2020, thousands of history lovers around the world have enjoyed History Scotland's online lectures. These are expert and exclusive Zoom talks presenting Scottish history research in an engaging format.
The talks cover a wide range of topics and each is delivered by an expert in the field, who delivers a c.45-minute talk, followed by a Q&A session chaired by Dr Allan Kennedy, History Scotland's consultant editor, or Dr Louise Heren, reviews editor.
We have a varied programme of events to look forward to, and booking is open now. Secure your place today:
- 29 March, The lost choir, royal tombs and liturgy of Dunfermline Abbey (Dr Michael Penman)
- 19 April, How to stage a riot in 1690s Scotland (Dr Laura Doak)
- 9 May, Musical life in 18th-century Edinburgh (Dr Brianna Robertson-Kirkland)
- 23 May, Sexual deviance in early modern Scotland (Dr Allan Kennedy)
- 31 May, Mother and son: Mary Queen of Scots, James VI and the propaganda of the Marian Civil War (Dr Steven Reid)
- 6 June, Mary Queen of Scots and James VI (Professor Paulina Kewes)
Each 45-minute talk starts at 6.30pm and is followed by a 30 minute Q&A with the speaker. Tickets cost £10 each. Each event is recorded and the recording is made available to ticket holders for 7 days afterwards. Got a question about booking? E-mail Rachel Bellerby.
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