History Scotland online lecture programme, summer 2022

20 April 2022
History Scotland's summer lecture programme covers centuries of history, from bandits in 17th-century Scotland, to the legacy of Scotland's so-called 'Swinging Sixties'.

Since the launch of our online programme in November 2020, thousands of history fans 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.

We have a varied programme of events to look forward to, and booking is open now. Secure your place today:

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Summer 2022

  • 1 June, Bandits & banditry in 17th-century Scotland, Dr Allan Kennedy (chaired by Dr Martha McGill BOOK NOW £10 
  • 14 June, Mary Queen of Scots and Catherine de Medici: who is Elizabeth I's ultimate rival, Dr Estelle Paranque (chaired by Dr Louise Heren), BOOK NOW £10
  • 21 June, James VI/I’s arrival in England and the melding of the two courts and their architecture, Professor Simon Thurley BOOK NOW £10
  • 29 June, The Swinging Sixties & the Sexual Revolution in Scotland, Dr Kristin Hay BOOK NOW £10
  • 5 July, Mary Queen of Scots: the captive queen in England, David Templeman, BOOK NOW £10
  • 27 July, Writing Historical Fiction, Dr Fiona Watson, BOOK NOW £10

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