Monthly FDCA Lunchtime Lectures

The Lunchtime Talks take place in the Glasite Hall, St. Andrew’s Church, King Street, Dundee, usually on the first Thursday in the month. Talks commence at 1.00 p.m.

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Doors will be open from 12.30 p.m. onwards when tea, coffee and biscuits will be available at a cost of £1.50p
These talks are open to non-members. They are Free of charge although donations to the Friends are appreciated.
Volunteers are always welcome to help out
If you would like to help please contact the City Archives office.

Forthcoming Lectures

Here is information about the talks for the remainder of the year. Remember booking is not essential but encouraged so that we know how many people will be attended. If you can’t book online just give us a call on 01382 434494.

Thursday 7th December 2023

David May

Sir John and Lady Jane Ogilvy and the Origins of Strathmartine Hospital

On 7th July, 1853, in a public ceremony conducted under the auspices of the Masonic Grand Lodge of Scotland, the foundation stone of the building that was to become the 'Baldovan Asylum for the Treatment of Imbecile and Idiot Children', and later still, Strathmartine Hospital, was laid in the grounds of the Baldovan estate of Sir John Ogilvy of Inverquharity (1803-90). This was the first establishment of its kind in Scotland and one of the very first in the world.
Focussing on the first decade of this enterprise. David May will consider what prompted Sir John and his second wife, Lady Jane, to take on this work, how they went about it, and with what success.


Thursday 1st February 2024

Iain McIntosh, Chairman, Friends of Dundee City Archives

From the Mearns to Afghanistan: The Burness/Burnes Ancestors and Cousins of Robert Burns
Tracing the Montrose Family of Robert Burns, from the beginnings in Glenbervie, through their Lives in Montrose and then out into British India and death in Afhanistan 1841

Thursday 7th March 2024

Dr. Allan Kennedy
Women and Serious Crime in Late-17th Century Scotland

Thursday 4th April 2024

Matthew Bellhouse Moran, Museum Director, HMS Unicorn
Unicorn Past, Present and Future

All of the talks are listed here: Tickettailor

All talks are held in the Glasite Hall, St Andrews Church, King Street. Disabled access is available via the car park entrance. The doors of the Glasite Hall open at 12:30pm with refreshments of tea/coffee and a biscuit available. Talks commence at 1.00pm, and usually last around an hour.

We will send out monthly reminders about the upcoming talks. A full newsletter will be sent out from time to time

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