Tuesday, 10 January 2017

AGM 2017

The Society's AGM will be held on Saturday 1st April in 7 University Gardens, Glasgow at 10:30. Professor Ian Campbell (who incidentally published an excellent omnibus edition of 4 Galt novels last year) has agreed to speak on Galt and Change. We also intend to show an episode from the 1970s BBC Scotland production of The Annals of the Parish. The tape was thought to be lost but thanks to Professor Douglas Gifford a video has been unearthed and has been digitised by the University. We are grateful to Glasgow University for their continuing assistance to the Society.

Galt Lecture

We are reviving the tradition started by the Greenock Philosophical Society of having an annual Galt lecture but on this occasion we are going to the birthplace and to the newly refurbished Irvine Townhouse. The day is Saturday 6th May and we are delighted that Professor Sir Tom Devine will be the speaker. It will be an evening event with a light supper. Details of the title, precise time and cost will be sent to you nearer the time.