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Spring 2019 events programme launch

Posted: 6th March 2019

Following a successful first full programme last Autumn which welcomed hundreds of new and regular visitors to the newly renovated Riddle’s Court, Edinburgh’s Patrick Geddes Centre has just announced its new Spring 2019 events lineup.

The Patrick Geddes Centre, located in a 16th century former merchant’s house just off the Royal Mile, is a place of learning and culture for all, and the Spring Programme offers a Geddes-inspired blend of practical, knowledgeable, artistic and fun events for everyone.

Four study days are available, including ‘Early Edinburgh Photography’, an exploration into the survey photographs taken by Archibald Burns (1831-80) of Old Town streets, shortly before their demolition following the Improvement Act of 1867. This will include a unique talk and a walking tour of the original locations of the 1870s photographs, led by photo historian Roddy Simpson.

The symposium ‘Silenced Histories: Victorian Women Pioneers’ welcomes presentations by academics Dr. Elizabeth Darling and Dr. Deborah Reid, and will examine the work of the pioneering women who led revolutionary social experiments, social reform and improvement works across British cities.

The Patrick Geddes Centre will also be offering a number of events within the 2019 Edinburgh Science Festival ‘Frontiers’. These will include the family-friendly ‘Tenement Town’ and ‘The 1902 Scottish Antarctic Expedition’, plus evening ‘GED’ talks exploring ‘The Future of Our Cities’ and more.

Murray Wiegratz-Hope, Director of the Patrick Geddes Centre said: “We are delighted to be growing our partnership with Edinburgh International Science Festival. Although maintaining a scientific approach throughout his life, Geddes was a champion of interdisciplinary thought. We’ve curated family workshops and evening panels across Easter, visiting the history of design, the future of our cities, and the largely forgotten Great Scottish Antarctic Expedition that set off from Riddle’s Court in 1902!”

For further information, please contact Murray Wiegratz-Hope on 0131 510 8789 or log onto www.patrickgeddescentre.org.uk or https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/o/the-patrick-geddes-centre-at-riddles-court-8617499172

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