Syllabus 2018-19

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4th September: “Empire Exhibition and the Capelrig Path” w/ James Winnett

A double bill. The first half celebrates the 80th anniversary of the 1938 Bellahouston Empire Exhibition and the second half describes the Capelrig Stones, a series of local carvings by our artist speaker.


2nd October: “Sir William Macewen and Erskine Hospital” w/ Professor Ken Paterson

‘Scotland’s most distinguished surgeon is ‘The Man for the Moment’ as wartime injuries mount in 1915.


6th November: “World War 1 Women” w/ Barbara Graham

‘Canary Girls’ working on the home front to support the war effort


20th November: ** Film Night - The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie (members only)**

A headstrong young teacher in 1930’s Edinburgh ignores the curriculum and influences her impressionable 12 year old charges with her over romanticised world view leading to tragic results.


4th December: “James Anderson of Anderson’s Garage” w/ Tom Marchant

Mechanical genius, astute Businessman and amateur film maker - a compilation of his movies.




8th January: “Glasgow’s Merchant City” w/ David Martin

The transformation and renewal of Glasgow’s first new town - copiously illustrated.


22nd January: ** Film Night - The Village that Disappeared (members only)**

The Story of Newton Mearns. A Film by Tom and Josette Marchant


5th February: “Covenanters in and around Renfrewshire” w/ Dane Love

An account of Scottish Covenanters in the 17th century focussing on people places and martyrs.


5th March: “The Romans in Scotland” w/ Dr June Neilson

Find out what were the three main invasions of Scotland. Includes the Antonine Wall and other possible places to visit.


19th March: ** Film Night - Gorbals Story (1950) (members only)**

Russell Hunter stars in this gritty no holds barred drama set in the Gorbals A young artist is almost driven to murder from the pressures of living in the Glasgow slum area.


2nd April* “When Sundays Brought the Post” w/ Jill Scott & Bill Hicks

Celebrating the centenary of the Sunday Post - quick fire repartee from a pair of erudite insiders. This meeting will be preceded by the AGM.


 **Due to licensing restrictions film nights have to be restricted to members only.

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