01 October 2022
History Scotland's winter lecture programme covers centuries of history, with a varied selection of topics ranging from the afterlife of Mary Queen of Scots, to the story of Scotland's first printed book.
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:
- 11 January, Rebellious alliance in late medieval Scotland: a legacy of the Declaration of Arbroath? (Dr Gordon Mackelvie)
- 17 January, The story of Scotland's first book (Dr Kelsey Jackson Williams)
- 1 February, Exploring Scottish criminal records (Emma Maxwell)
- 8 February, Exploring the Scottish census (Chris Paton)
- 15 February, How to trace your agricultural labourer ancestors (Ken Nisbet)
- 17 February, Trace your Scottish ancestors: from home and for free (Alison Spring)
- 22 February, Scottish DNA case studies (Michelle Leonard)
- 1 March, Scottish marriage records (Fergus Smith)
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? E-mail Rachel Bellerby.
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Image: Eilean Donan Castle, courtesy of David Ross W, on Wikipedia Commons.