Philippa Langley of the Richard III Society and driving force behind the finding of his grave in Leicester will be speaking at our annual Dorothy Dunnett Society gathering in Edinburgh on 4th April 2014. She and Michael Jones have written The King’s Grave, a book about King Richard’s life, death and discovery, and Philippa would be happy to sign copies for those who bring them to her talk. Buy yours now, using our special links below (thus supporting the Dorothy Dunnett Society) and add it to your packing list for Edinburgh!
At the Society’s forthcoming Annual General Meeting in Edinburgh on Saturday 5th April 2014, the 2014-1015 Committee will be elected. Anyone proposing to stand for election to the Committee, and their Seconder, must be a member of the Society. The requisite nomination form, which contains full details of the process to be followed, can be found in The Solar, our members-only forum, under “Society Business > Announcements”.
Happy Hogmanay from the Dorothy Dunnett Society! Why not make 2014 the year you decide to visit Scotland and include the Edinburgh Dunnett Weekend, Friday 4th – Sunday 6th April 2014 at the Royal Over-Seas League? We have some fantastic talks, events and visits organised for this fun and friendly weekend and, apart from the Saturday afternoon AGM, you don’t have to be a member of the DD Society to take part. You can download the booking form here. Please send your booking to the address provided as soon as possible and to arrive no later than 31st January.
We are delighted to announce that the Dorothy Dunnett History Prize 2013 has been awarded to Natalie Lussey of Edinburgh University for her essay, “Artisans, Printers and Traders in Renaissance Venice: The Case of Giovanni Andrea Vavassore”.
Natalie has been invited to speak at the 2014 Dorothy Dunnett Edinburgh Weekend and her essay will be published in the Dorothy Dunnett Society’s quarterly magazine, Whispering Gallery.
19th – 21st September 2014
Saturday Lecture Day featuring:
- David Bostwick, an expert on Tudor furniture, specializing in the cultural history of the Mediaeval, Tudor and Stuart periods.
- The Landi Textile Conservation Company on ‘The Upkeep of the Mediaeval Bed’.
- Jon Culverhouse, curator of Burghley House on ‘The Travelling Earls’.
- Dorothy Dunnett talk by Julia Hart
- Quiz and much more
All held in the Cheke Room at Burghley House with provision for full refreshments for the day and easy parking.
In addition on Friday 19th there is an opportunity to take a Blue Badge guided walk around the ancient Mediaeval Wool town of Stamford and on Sunday 21st a personal guided tour of Burghley House and time to explore the wonderful grounds.
A weekend full of fascinating features.