The Edinburgh Renaissance Band, who have a long and friendly connection with the Dorothy Dunnett Society, will be giving a candlelit concert at Rosslyn Chapel just outside Edinburgh on Saturday November 14th. The concert will offer an insight into the musical entertainment of a medieval court with a performance of vocal and instrumental music from across Scotland and abroad which would have inspired, captivated and entertained the Barons of Rosslyn and their guests. For tickets go to www.rosslynchapel.org.uk.
The Edinburgh Renaissance Band memorably collaborated with Dorothy Dunnett to produce the ‘The Musical Worlds of Niccolò and Lymond’. This CD is still available from the Band’s website www.edinburghrenaissanceband.com.
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.
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.
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.ed.ac.uk/schools-departments/history-classics-archaeology/centre-medieval-renaissance/news-events/news-events/dorothy-dunnett-2014
The closing date for submissions is Monday 24th November 2014.
Jen Myers (Academic Prize Administrator)
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.