Dorothy Dunnett Centenary Gathering 2023

The Dorothy Dunnett Centenary Gathering & Conference website is now open. Visit gathering.dunnettcentral.org to read all about Edinburgh’s main event of 2023!

  • Programme of events
  • FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)
  • Scottish currency
  • Public transport
  • Edinburgh and The Borders maps
  • Things to do in Edinburgh at no cost
  • Accommodation suggestions
  • Places to eat
  • Glossary of Scottish words and phrases
  • Visits and tours that you can book for yourself
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Whispering Gallery 155 is out

Whispering Gallery 155 front coverMembers of the Dorothy Dunnett Society are about to receive the latest issue of our fascinating and beautiful quarterly journal, Whispering Gallery. Join the Dorothy Dunnett Society to start your subscription now!

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DD Centenary Postcard Exhibition

Dorothy Dunnett was a portrait painter before she was an author, yet we rarely explore this part of her life, though the ‘painterly’ quality of her writing is often mentioned. We’d like to celebrate the visual by inviting members to submit a ‘postcard’ created in any medium to mount an exhibition of creative responses to any of her books. Read more here …

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Oxford Day postponed

The new date for Oxford Day 2022 is Saturday 1st October. The event will, as always, be at Wolfson College in Oxford, with a meal at the Linton Lodge hotel afterwards.

We’ll post more details soon, regarding how to book (and hopefully a group booking rate for those wishing to stay at the Linton Lodge, which is a short walk from Wolfson College) – but put the date in your diary now!

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International Women’s Day: a spotlight on Dorothy Dunnett

International Women’s Day (IWD) on 8th March acknowledges the cultural, political and socioeconomic achievements of women. In addition, 2022 has been designated Scotland’s Year of Stories, which celebrates and promotes the wealth of stories inspired by, created or written in Scotland; so National Records of Scotland (NRS) has researched the lives of three female Scottish authors, including Dorothy Dunnett, and you can read more here.

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