Whispering Gallery 124 now arriving

We are delighted to hear from members in England and Wales that Whispering Gallery 124 has started to arrived following our enquiries to Royal Mail.  If you haven’t received your WG by Sunday 12th October, please let Simon Hedges or Suzanne McNeill know via our contact form.

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Whispering Gallery 124 delays

Whispering Gallery 124 has been despatched as usual, but we have been notified that copies to English and Welsh addresses have been delayed because of a problem in the Royal Mail depot.  Please be assured that the magazines are in the postal system and we are working hard to sort the problem out.

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Dorothy Dunnett History Prize 2014

The Dorothy Dunnett Society is pleased to announce that The Dorothy Dunnett History Prize 2014, worth £1000, is now open.

Entries for the competition will be accepted from history students registered on a PhD programme at any recognised higher education institution. Essays may address any aspect of current historical research that meets the Society’s constitutional aim which is:

To advance the education of the public concerning the history, politics, culture and religion of the 11th, 15th and 16th centuries by promoting the study of and research into such subjects particularly as they relate to the works of Dorothy Dunnett, and to disseminate to the public the results of such research.

Submissions will be considered by a panel of Trustees of The Dorothy Dunnett Society and academics drawn from the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies, University of Edinburgh.

Further details of the competition and application forms can be found at the website of the Centre for Medieval and Renaissance Studies at Edinburgh University, http://www.medren.ed.ac.uk/home/DorothyDunnettHistoryPrize.html

The closing date for submissions is Monday 24th November 2014.

Jen Myers (Academic Prize Administrator)

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Dunnett Carnival of Venice

Mon 19 Sep – Fri 23 Sep 2016

Organised by Simon Hedges and Olive Millward, following on from the Dunnett Siege of Istanbul and the Dunnett Siege of Malta.  Visit the places in Venice that Niccolò and his associates would have known, in the company of fellow Dunnett readers.


For more info, contact Simon Hedges via our Contact Us page.

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Dunnett Debate at the Dundee Literary Festival

The Dorothy Dunnett Society’s Dundee members, with the organisers of the Dundee Literary Festival, have arranged their second event at this Festival. We hope you can come and join us. For more details go to dundee.ac.uk/literarydundee/.

Saturday 25th October at 2.00 pm
Books: Escape from Reality, or Food for the Soul?
Reading and the Mind: in partnership with the Dorothy Dunnett Society

Inspired  by  the  worlds  created  by  Dorothy  Dunnett,  we  take  our  starting point from her rich historical chronicles and consider others, including those of George RR Martin, Walter Scott and JRR Tolkien, and the pleasure they bring readers. With Trevor Harley, Professor of Cognitive Psychology in the School of Psychology at the University of Dundee, Stuart Kelly, critic and author of ScottLand, and the Dorothy Dunnett Society’s Julia Hart,  we’ll delve into the effects reading has on mental health, cognition and memory, in conversation with Simon Hedges.

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