City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh lectures & talks


Lauriston Lectures: Painting the Christmas Story

The events surrounding the birth of Jesus have been retold by artists down the centuries.

Lauriston lectures: Christmas Tales and Traditions

Share in some seasonal tales with carol Stobbie.

Lauriston Christmas lectures: Shadows of Winter

Winter landscapes were a challenge for artists working out of doors in the late nineteenth century, and some devised ingenious ways of keeping out the cold.

Lauriston lectures: Invisible and Subterranean Creatures: Fairies in Scottish Literature

J.M. Barrie's Peter Pan is perhaps the Scottish 'fairy story' most readily conjured up in our minds, but Scottish fairies have a rich literary history.

Lauriston lectures: The Great Edwardian Literary Emporium: Books and Bookselling the Edwardian Era

The remarkable and rapid development of modern technology during the Edwardian period was mirrored by a similarly radical change in the literary world. Dr.

Lauriston lectures: Victorian Women Writers: Between Convention and Radicalism

Aileen Christianson will talk about 19th century women writing both for publication and in private letters and the ways in which they could suggest radical criticism of women's position without nec

Lauriston lectures: All my Mind is with the Drawing’: Artists from the Highlands c.1745-c.1910

This lecture provides an outline of some of the key figures from the Highlands artistic movement.

Lauriston lectures: A Capital System: The Development of Rail Travel in 19th century Edinburgh

Robin Barnes will discuss aspects of the development of rail travel in and around Edinburgh, illustrated by his own enchanting watercolours and entertaining anecdotes.

Lauriston lectures: Good Housekeeping - Looking After your Precious Things

All old artefacts need special care and attention, to keep them in good condition and preserve them for the future.

Lauriston lectures: Self-portraiture and the 19th century woman artist

This lecture, given by Dr Patricia de Montfort, explores the world of the professional woman artist in the 19th century when improved access to training, exhibition and selling opportunities meant