Friends of Duff House

What’s on in October 2015

4th Oct  CROQUET

By popular demand the croquet afternoon returns.   Open to all from 2pm for some good clean fun and enjoyment – with some tactics to stretch the brain.

 

7th Oct through November  SCOTLAND FROM ABOVE

New elements of the aerial photography exhibition including “The Engine Room” and “The Enlightenment” themes looking at the later Industrial Age.

 

15th Oct (Thu)  THE PRE-RAPHAELITES

This is the first of the FoDH Autumn Talks (see paragraph below). Given by Dr John Berry, Art Lecturer at Aberdeen and other universities. The members of the Pre-Raphaelite Brotherhood were the Young British Artists of their day; did Aberdeen’s William Dyce fit with them?

 

22nd Oct (Thu)  A FORGOTTEN SCOTTISH QUEEN

Charles Burnett gives the story of Mary of Gueldresin the 15th century, wife of King James II, and her church originally on the site of the Waverley Station, but rebuilt in Edinburgh Old Town. The second of the FoDH Autumn Talks (see paragraph below).

 

29th Oct (Thu)  THE ALTERNATIVES

The third FoDH Autumn Talks (see paragraph below) has Dr Alistair Mason , in this 300th anniversary year of the 1715 Jacobite rebellion, exploring who our kings and queens might have been if history had turned out differently.

 

The FoDH Autumn Talks all start at 2.00pm in the Long Gallery (with lift access) – good timing for lunch beforehand or afternoon tea later ! Admission to the House, and members of FoDH and Historic Scotland, have free entry to the talks, otherwise £4.40 on the door.  Membership can be purchased at the Duff House shop desk.  Talks continue through to December.

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