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Lecture meetings

Lectures take place in New Millburn Academy Assembly Hall, Diriebught Road, lnverness at 7.30 p.m (doors open at 7.00 p.m.).

We meet once a month, on the 3rd Wednesday, from October to March inclusive, with one exception. We take the 2nd Wednesday in December to accommodate use by the school.

Lectures are free for members of the Inverness Field Club.

There is a nominal entrance charge for non-members.

 

WINTER PROGRAMME 2016-2017.

2016

October 19th               “Jurassic Footprints on Skye”

                                    Dr Neil Clark

                                    Curator, Hunterian Museum, Glasgow

 

 

November 16th           “Creag Meagaidh Nature Reserve”

                                    Rory Richardson

                                                SNH


December 14th     “Back to the Future”

                                    Personal reflections on why History and Heritage

                                    are keys to Highland Betterment       

                                    Jim Hunter

 

2017

January 18th               “Josephine Tey’s  Inverness in 1920’s”

                                   

                                    Jennifer Morag Henderson

 

 

February 15th             “Slavery and Inverness”

                                    Duncan MacDonald

 

 

March 15th                 “The Monster that wasn’t - or was it ?”

                                    Gareth Williams

                                   

                                    Followed by A.G.M.

 

 

Our lectures for 2015/2016 were:

October 21st 2015   Bursary Lecture "Remember who stole the Mulbuie".  Further investigations on the                                            appropriation of a Black Isle Commonty,  

                                   Ro Scott         

                        

November 18th    “The Myths and Truths from around our shores”
                                The lost landscapes of Doggerland
                                 Dr Richard Bates, University of St Andrews


December 9th         “Pioneers of the Highland Railway Tracks”
                                The story of William and Murdoch Paterson
                                Ann-Mary Paterson,  Gt.Grand Niece of Murdoch Paterson
2016

January 20th        "Freshwater Pearls". Iain Sime, Scottish Natural Heritage.

      
            

February  17th        “The Geomorphology of Inverness”
                                The next time you walk down Castle Street or up Stephen’s Brae...
                                Sandy Ross, retired Principal Teacher of Geography and Modern Studies, Millburn                                                Academy

 


March  16th          “The KirkMichael Project /Medieval art and architecture”  
                                Dr Jim Mackay
                                Followed by the A.G.M.

 

 

 

Our lectures for 2014-2015 were:

Oct 15th Bursary Lecture. 'Bribery at Belladrum: understanding a Roman silver hoard', Dr Fraser Hunter (National Museums, Scotland).

Nov 19th 'The Collapse and Reconstruction of the Ness Railway Viaduct', Adrian Boal with a brief introductory history by Norman Newton.

Dec 10th 'The Rose Street Foundry', Eileen MacAskill (Past President Inverness Field Club)

2015

Jan 21st 'Marsh Marigold or Lus Buidhe Bealltainn' - traditional Gaelic perspectives on our native plants, including uses for food, dyeing and healing. Roddy Maclean.

Feb 18th 'Discovering the Northern Picts' - excavations and surveys in Northern Scotland. Dr Gordon Noble (University of Aberdeen).

Mar 18th 'The Ness of Brodgar - the true heart of Neolithic Orkney'. Nick Card (Director of Ness of Brodgar Archaeology Institute UHI)

The AGM followed the conclusion of this lecture.