Talks 2022–23

The talks for this season take place in our previous venue, St Catherine’s Argyle Church, Grange Road. The dates are as follows:

2022: October  18, November  15, December  20
2023: January  17, February  21, March 21 
The talks all start at 19.30, but the AGM will precede the talk at 19.00 on March 21.
Doors open at 19.00 (18.30 on March21).




October 18th

Scotland's Hidden Treasure

The story of the oldest Royal Regalia in Britain - hidden
not once, not twice,
three times,
in some remarkable places!

Kath Hay
Publishing support
& Guest speaker

November 15th

Click here for details of Brian's novel

An Edinburgh Suicide

A novel featuring figures from the Dusk of the Scottish Enlightenment: Hugh Miller, Thomas Chalmers, Thomas De Quincey, Christopher North, Robert Chambers, Gregor MacGregor and
Daniel Dunglas Home. 

Brian McLaughlin


December 20th

10 Quite Interesting Things about Human Intelligence

Some results from large-scale cognitive testing studies, taken from Ian's 2020 book

Ian Deary

University of Edinburgh


January 17th

The Language of Stones

Material Imagination and the Geology Study Centre near Siccar Point, E. Lothian

Dagmar Motycka Weston

Retired lecturer,

University of Edinburgh

February 21st

Scotland 2070 – Healthy, Wealthy and Wise

An ambitious vision for Scotland’s future – without the politics!

Hillary Sillitto

March 21st

19.00   AGM

19.30   TALK (TBC)

Click here to view details of the Talks season 2021–22.
Please click here for details of previous events in 2020, 2019 and 2018 on our legacy website.