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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A Blast from the Past!

A BLAST FROM THE PAST A donation of some 137 back catalogues from the RGI’s Annual Exhibitions has been presented to our Archives at the instigation of RGI Past President, Karin Currie, with the endorsement of fellow PPRGIs Gordon Macpherson, Evelyne Anderson, Kenneth Chrystie, Eric Hagman and Lord Macfarlane. While the RGI’s main Archive is […]

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TEA TASTING at the Glasgow Art Club 2018

There is no tea like Rennie’s favourite: tea tasting

There is no tea like Rennie’s favourite TEA TASTING at the Glasgow Art Club Saturday 30 March 2019, 2pm – 3.30pm Join us for a special tea tasting afternoon and experience tea flavour and aromas with Dr Yupin Chung,  Chair of The Seven Strings – Tea Connoisseur Society. Enjoy the four types of tea complemented by […]

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Catering Update

Catering Update: Dear members, The new style of in house catering service will begin with two weeks’ soft opening, from Monday 10th December. We will be trying out different dishes during this time, to see what kind of things are popular with you all, so please do give us your feedback. To begin with, food will […]

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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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Walk on the Wild Side: Pictures from Peenemunde

A Walk on the Wild Side PICTURES FROM PEENEMÜNDE JAMES MCDONALD, 2018 I first travelled to Peenemünde in June of last year and soon developed a near-fixation with the place, making a further two journeys over the next couple of months. Situated at the Northern tip of Usedom, an island straddling the German/Polish border, Peenemünde […]

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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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