Lecture Programme 2020-21

Video recordings of most of the Zoom meeings held so far are now available online. These are:

23 October 2020
Crystal Maw, Royal Society for the Protection of Birds

The secret life of cowpats

6 November 2020
John Anstey, Trustee Eastriggs and Gretna Heritage Group

The story of the navvies and how they changed the landscape of Cumbria and south-west Scotland

20 November 2020
Alasdair Macdonald, Department of Genealogical Studies, Strathclyde University

The Scottish DNA Project — exploring our past using genetics

4 December 2020
JamesWilliams Lecture
Dr Tess Machling, archaeologist and Roland Williamson, museum replica maker
Talking torcs: the crafting of Iron Age gold

15 January 2021
Andrew Nicholson, Regional Archaeologist, Dumfries and Galloway Council

Addenda Antiquaria – Archaeological finds from Dumfries and Galloway in the last decade

29 January 2021
Stephen Rutt, amateur naturalist and prize-winning author

Wintering – nature writing and creative responses to birds

12 February 2021
Judith Hewitt, Manager of The Devil’s Porridge Museum
Women and work at HM Factory Gretna in World War One

26 February 2021
Members Night
Martin Brann, Historic Environment Scotland

Scheduled monument condition monitoring in Dumfries and Galloway

12 March 2021
Thomas Rees, Rathmell Archaeology Ltd

Community Archaeology for All – our impact so far and the future of Can You Dig It

26 March 2021
Dr Peter Garson, Convenor, Carstramon Wood Nature Reserve, Scottish Wildlife Trust
There's more to Carstramon Wood than the bluebells!