Thursday Talks

Thursday Talks: ‘Ancient Inspiration for Modern Living: Alexander Thomson and Owen Jones’

‘Ancient Inspiration for Modern Living: Alexander Thomson and Owen Jones’ Dr Ailsa Boyd Thursday 01 August, 6.00pm for 6.30pm £10/£12 Non-members please book via eventbrite Alexander ‘Greek’ Thomson (1817-1875) and Owen Jones (1809-1874), were architects and designers based in Glasgow and London respectively. Almost direct contemporaries, they were known for their innovative adaptations of the […]

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Thursday Talks: The Modern Hotel in Britain

Thursday Talks The Modern Hotel in Britain Speaker: Professor Bruce Peter 07 March 2019, 6pm for 6.30pm £10 members / £12 non-members (please book via eventbrite) Abstract: Based on Bruce Peter’s recent book ‘The Modern Hotel in Britain’, this lecture focuses on Scottish examples of significant Art Deco and Modernist hotel buildings and interiors from […]

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Thursday Talks: Dickens in Glasgow

Dickens in Glasgow Thursday 06 December, 6pm for 6.30pm £10/£12 Non-members please book via eventbrite Ronald Singleton & Friends: Dickens in Glasgow Thursday 06 December, 6pm for 6.30pm Charles Dickens hit Glasgow six times between 1847 and 1869, first to open the Athenaeum (an early FE college), then as actor/manager with a London troupe of […]

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Thursday Talks: What the Four Wore – Mackintosh, Macdonald and the fashion for Artistic Dress

Thursday Talks: What the Four Wore: Mackintosh, Macdonald and the fashion for Artistic Dress Dr Robyne Calvert Thursday 25 October 2018 6pm for 6.30pm £10/£12 Mackintosh’s floppy bow tie is nearly as emblematic as his signature moustache. McNair also sported this fashion, and the Macdonald sisters were known for their unique sense of style, as […]

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Thursday Talks: David Michie – Observations

Thursday Talks David Michie: Observations Speaker: Professor Pamela Robertson Thursday 08 November 2018 £10/£12 Abstract: David Michie (1928–2015) OBE, RSA, PSSA, RGI, was a leading figure in the Scottish art scene of the mid to late 20th century, both as an artist and as an educator. This talk will discuss his many achievements, focussing on […]

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Thursday Talks: It’s a Family Affair – The Annans

THURSDAY TALKS It’s A Family Affair: The Annans Thursday 23 August 2018, 6pm for 6.30pm £10 Members / £12 non-members  Members’ (and their guests) Supper: Main Course plus Cheese, Tea/Coffee, £18 The Annan family firm of photographers was founded by Thomas Annan (1829–87). ABSTRACT:   One of the leading photographers of the nineteenth century, Thomas Annan […]

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