Old Glasgow Club Lecture Series

Join Old Glasgow Club for one of their regular talks on a wide range of topics pertinent to the history of Glasgow!

Old Glasgow Club Lecture Series

About Old Glasgow Club Lecture Series

The Old Glasgow Club was formed in 1900 for people interested in Glasgow, its environs, its history and its people.

We meet in Adelaide's, 209 Bath St, Glasgow at 7pm on the second Thursday of the month, from September through to April.

Lectures cover a wide range of topics all pertinent to the history of Glasgow.

Annual membership costs £20 and an individual talk costs £4 to non-members.
Club membership entitles the holder to the use of the Old Glasgow Club Library which is located at the Trades House, Glassford Street.


October 11th: Glasgow's Singing Traditions - Adam McNaughtan
Adam McNaughtan, one of the creators the Scottish Folk Revival of the '60's, has been writing, collecting and singing songs since then. He has become one of Glasgow's best-loved characters and one of the most knowledgeable people about its music and traditions. Adam will speak about these traditions and no doubt pepper his talk with song. This is one not to miss.

November 8th: Reconstructing Glasgow School of Art - Liz Davidson
Liz Davidson is the Senior Project Manager at the Glasgow School of Art, charged with co-ordinating the restoration of the fire-damaged Mackintosh building. Approaching the end of the four year restoration process that involved painstaking research through archives and archaeology of the salvaged remains, disaster struck again. A second serious fire set the restoration back to beyond its start point.

December 13th: First World War through the City Archives - Irene O'Brien
A talk by Dr Irene O'Brien which explores the profound impact of World War One through material held in the city's archives. the talk will focus on how the Great War shaped the city and the lives of Glaswegians.

January 10th: When Sundays brought The Post - Jill Scott and Bill Hicks
When Jill Scott and Bill Hicks began working for The Sunday Post in the 1970s, the paper was listed in The Guinness Book of Records as the best-read paper in the world. It sold over 1.5 million copies a week. Sundays weren't Sundays without The Post.

March 14th: The Maid of the Loch - John Beveridge
John Beveridge BSc Ch.EHO FREHIS is Founder Loch Lomond Steamship Company. The Maid of The Loch is a magnificent example of Clyde-built ship engineering with a stunning art deco inspired interior. Already a much-loved feature on the bonnie banks of Loch Lomond, she attracts thousands of visitors every year and, over the last 20 years, a loyal band of volunteers has focused every available hour on her conservation. They hope to safely steer the Maid to an new phase of her life, relaunching her as a fully operational paddle steamer.

April 11th: What's Past is Prologue, a Musical History - S. A. Harris-Logan
What's Past is Prologue, a Musical History - S. A. Harris-Logan. A musical history of Glasgow from the archives and collections of the Royal Consrvatoire of Scotland. This rich resource is home to thousands of interesting, unique and culturally-significant items and collections, from instruments, manuscripts and artworks to photographs and performance ephemera.

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