Duff House Autumn Talks 2015

The Friends of Duff House present a series of talks on Thursday afternoons each autumn and spring; held in the Long Gallery with lift access. Timed to allow a delicious light lunch in the tea room and/or afternoon tea afterwards !

The Spring 2016 series of talks will be published before the end of 2015.

Thurs 15th Oct 2pm

Dr John Berry, Art Lecturer Aberdeen University et al

The Pre-Raphaelites The members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood were the Young British Artists of their day and Aberdeen’s William Dyce fitted in with their Romantic Christian Socialist Realism; or did he ?

Thurs 22nd Oct 2pm

Charles Burnett, K St J, M Litt, FSA (Scot)

A Forgotten Scottish Queen and Her Collegiate Church in Edinburgh The story of Mary of Gueldres in the 15th century, Queen of King James II, who founded Trinity College Church on the site of now Waverley Railway Station, but rebuilt in Edinburgh Old Town.

Thurs 29th Oct 2pm

To be announced (choice between two options !)

Thurs 5th Nov 2pm

Gordon Casely, C St J, FRSA, FSA (Scot)

Here or hereaboot – the way we were half a century ago A stravaig from the summit of Ben a’Bhuird to the North Sea, plus places and items from the rest of this knuckle-end of Scotland.

Thurs 12th Nov 2pm

Roger Goodyear, MBE, Scottish Traditional Boat Festival

Fund Finding from Boats to Bunks Lessons learned and challenges tackled – the continuing story of the development of a social enterprise in Portsoy.

Thurs 19th Nov 2pm

Anne Buddle, National Galleries of Scotland

Canon Harper’s Catalogue of the Dunimarle Collection This remarkable volume of 368 pages describes objects now on loan to Duff House. It includes many details of purchases, import taxes, family history and a number of most interesting comments.

Thurs 26th Nov 2pm

Rachel Kennedy, MA

Love is like a Red, Red Rose, Chapter 2 Rachel’s sequel to last year’s talk offering a glimpse into the private lives of the Duff family and circle – an illustrated talk of love through the ages.

Thurs 3rd Dec 2pm

Julian Watson, FSA (Scot), Chair BPHS

Banff the Future – Understanding the Past Banff is undergoing many changes today. This talk shows how the town is understanding its past in developing into the 21st century.

These talks are organised and supported by the Friends of Duff House (registered Scottish Charity SC027830) who’s aim is to support and promote the interests of this historic Adam property. Entry to the talks and House is free for Historic Scotland members; members of Friends of Duff House have free entry only to the talks; an admission charge of £4.40 for the talks is payable at the shop desk for non-members.   More information about FoDH, and an application form to join at £10 up to December annually, are available at the Duff House shop desk, or on line at www.friendsofduffhouse.org.uk and on Facebook.

Duff House, Banff AB45 3SX   Tel: 01261 818181


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