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Events programme 2020 – 2021

The last meeting in the 2020-2021 series will take place on Zoom on 16th March 2021. We will start at 7pm with the AGM, and the talk will follow at 7.45pm (see below for details).


Date and joining details



20 Oct 2020

The History of the Edinburgh Festival

With film and recordings of the earliest international performers who established Edinburgh as the Festival City.

Souvenir Programme 1947

Festival Theatre

Mike Lewis
Local Historian and Royal Mile Guide

Mike Lewis 08.19

17 Nov 2020

Luxury Hotel Design in Scotland and Beyond

Hotel architecture and interior design in the twentieth century with a focus on Scottish examples of the 1930s-1970s and concluding with some covered in his latest book, Jet Age Hotels and the International Style 1945-1965.

Bruce Peter
Professor of Design History,
Glasgow School of Art

GA Talk 171120_Bruce Peter photo

15 Dec 2020

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Words and Music

The presenters talk about their musical collaborations
over more than 10 years
including video clips from several performances.

Tom Cunningham (composer)
Alexander McCall Smith (author)

Tom Cunningham and AMS


19 Jan 2021

Is Hydrogen the Answer?

Examining the potential of this new technology

Bill Ireland
CEO, Logan Energy

Bill Ireland

16 Feb 2021

Age Scotland

This talk will be about the services available to Edinburgh residents to help them live independently for as long as they want and are able.

Mike Douglas
Director, Social Enterprises

Mike Douglas_Photo

16 Mar 2021

to join meeting

Zoom meeting ID: 94133721225

No password required.

Meeting will be moderated.

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AGM (at 19:00)

followed at 19:45 by:

Navigating Complex Futures –

a briefing on the Edinburgh Futures Institute, now taking shape in the old
Royal Infirmary Building
on the North side of the Meadows.  The briefing will cover the intellectual
vision behind the EFI,
progress so far and plans for the building.

Photo courtesy of Edinburgh Futures Institute
with permission of Bennetts Associates.

Owen Kelly

Deputy Director, Edinburgh Futures Institute

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