Graduates' Association Programme of Events

An electronic copy of the current Programme of Events can be downloaded here. Members are invited to bring guests to our events. To purchase tickets, or to obtain further information, please contact Mrs Joan Meikle, Assistant Secretary of the Graduates' Association.

Members are required to apply for tickets no later than
one week before the date of that event.

Spring 2018

University of Edinburgh Graduates' Association Calendar 2018

UEGA’s Calendar 2018, published in association with Graeme Ross of Beautiful Edinburgh Photography, and DS Design Studio Ltd. A 13-month calendar featuring high-quality images of some of Edinburgh’s most recognisable landmarks and curiosities. For more information, see page 158 of the current issue of the Journal, or e-mail the Assistant Editor by clicking here. (£6 each, two for £10, plus an additional charge for P+P based on your location)

Thursday 22nd February

The AGM of the Association will be held at 12 noon in the Dining Room at Teviot Row House, Bristo Square, Edinburgh – please note the venue. The Agenda for this meeting is contained on page 89 of this issue of the Journal, along with the 2017 Minutes. Please apply for a ticket if you would like to join us for a light sandwich lunch following the meeting. (£15.50)

Wednesday 7th March

The Annual Reception and Buffet Supper will be held in the Playfair Library Hall, Old College at 6.30 pm. Our after-dinner guest speaker will be Sir Godfrey (Geoff) Palmer, Professor Emeritus at Heriot-Watt University, who received a knighthood in 2014 for services to human rights, science and charity. He is a leading anti-racism campaigner, and was appointed Scotland’s first and only black professor in 2011. In retirement, he undertakes charitable work with ex-offenders. (£40)

Tuesday 10th April

Members’ Lunch to be held in the Playfair Library Hall, Old College, Edinburgh at 12.15 pm. Our guest speaker will be Chris Fleet, Senior Map Curator at the National Library of Scotland, who will present an illustrated talk entitled “Bartholomew’s Maps: a Cartographic Window into Edinburgh’s Past”. The talk gives a special insight into the history of Edinburgh over the last two centuries, and will provide an overview of the extensive archives and maps of John Bartholomew & Son, whose maps were famous all over the world. (£23)

Thursday 10th May

Outing to National Library of Scotland, George IV Bridge, for a behind-the-scenes tour, which usually lasts about 30-40 minutes, followed by an opportunity to look at a selection of Edinburgh maps, including interesting and rarely-seen views of Edinburgh. These will include items from the Bartholomew Archive and the focus will be on central Edinburgh. Meet at the Library at 2.00 pm. A maximum of 20 tickets are available for this visit. (£10, includes a donation to the Library)

Friday 1st June

Guided visit to the University’s McEwan Hall. Named after the founder of Edinburgh brewing firm William McEwan, this nineteenth-century former civic hall dominates Bristo Square. Meet at 2.00 pm for an opportunity to see the full splendour of the Hall’s main auditorium following a two-and-a-half-year major £33m refurbishment project. We will have a short video presentation on the history of the building and the refurbishment project. Our tour will last for about 1½ hours and tea/coffee and biscuits will be available at the end of our visit. (£6)