Forthcoming Events

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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!

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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. You can use any technique – paint, embroidery, collage, quilting, calligraphy or any other method – to create a 6 in x 4 in ‘postcard’ that can be mounted on velcro and attached to a display board. If the makers wish, these small art pieces may be offered for sale at the Centenary Gathering, or can be returned to the maker if desired. Read the competition rules here …

Oxford Day 2022

The postponed 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!


Past Events

To see posts about past events please look at our recent news page, or search for the event in the search box.