We meet on the first (occasionally second) Monday of the month at 7.30 p.m.
in the Upper Hall (there is a lift), Bearsden Community Hub,
66 Drymen Road, Bearsden, G61 3QT (near Bearsden Cross).
This map shows the Hub and
the main car parks in the area.
Membership is £15 per annum, and visitors are
welcome (£4 per talk & 50 pence for juniors).
Tea is served after the talk and there is an opportunity to chat and socialise.
You can print an application form
For further information please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org
PROGRAMME FOR 2019-2020
Monday 7th October
Glasgow West End Delusions of Grandeur
Prof. Michael Moss - The West End of Glasgow is often
presented as a masterpiece in Victorian upmarket housing. This is far from
the truth. Much of it was jerry built and many of those involved in its
development were no better than scoundrels. Many of the mansions failed
to find buyers and were let and very quickly split up into multiple
occupancy. The root of the problem was that Glasgow was over-built. There
were too many houses chasing too few occupants chasing too many houses.
Monday 4th November
Girton and Newnham College Nursin in Serbia in WW1
Carol Parry and Elaine Morrison - Based initially in
Troyes, France, this all-women Unit, working under the French Army served
briefly in Serbia and then established a large tented hospital in Salonica.
Through the drive of its chief Medical Officer, Glasgow graduate Dr. Louise
McIlroy, the Unit had, by the end of the war created an orthopaedic centre
and dental department. (This talk was originally scheduled for the 2017-18
session but had to be cancelled due to bad weather.)
Monday 2nd December
Sir THomas Lipton
Laurence Brady - Sir Thomas Lipton, lst Baronet, KCVO was a
Scotsman of Irish parentage who was a self made business man, merchant and
yachtsman. He engaged in extensive advertising for his chain of grocery
stores and his brand of Lipton Teas.
Monday 6th January
Alexander Greek Thomson, Glasgow's Architect
Ian McGillivray - What is so special about Alexander
Greek Thomson? And why Greek? An illustrated response that looks at his
work, its sources and its continuing influence and relevance.
Monday 3rd February
Bridgescapes, an Illustrated Talk
Bruce Keith - With the opening of the Queensferry Crossing
in September 2017 it is apposite to celebrate the long and illustrious
history of bridges within Scotland. This also includes viaducts and
aquaducts, and many of the iconic bridges in Glasgow and its hinterland
Monday 2nd March
The Darien Scheme
Margaret Anderson - In the late 1690s, the Scots being unable
to get access to trade with English colonies, tried to found one of their
own – with disastrous results.
Monday 6th April
Excavating the Galloway Viking Hoard
Andrew Nicholson - The most significant Scottish treasure
trove find in over a century. In 2014 a metal detecting enthusiast
unearthed in a field artefacts from the mid-ninth and tenth centuries
including rare gold and silver items, a unique enamelled cross and a
metal vessel containing more artefacts.
Monday 27th April
AGM and Members' Night
Short talks to be arranged.