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Activities and Events

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Syllabus 2022-2023

Meetings take place in the Cowan Hall, Penicuik Town Hall at 7.30pm

Monday, 26 September 2022
'Anatomy: A Matter of Death and Life'
Sophie Goggins, Senior Curator Biomedical Sciences, NMS

Monday, 31 October 2022
'The Commonwealth War Graves Commission'
Patricia Keppie, CWGC Public Engagement Coordinator for Scotland

Monday, 21 November 2022 (3rd Monday)
'Up the Lane: a history of a church community and its place in the wider locale'. The talk is based upon the book 'Up the Lane, Voices from the family of St James the Less Episcopal Church, Penicuik'.
Margaret Coull, Penicuik Oral History Resource

Monday, 30 January 2023
'Kirklands: the Finest Spot on Earth'
Dr Ian Fraser, a mostly retired local GP

Monday, 27 February 2023
'Penicuik's shops and commercial premises from the early 19th century onwards' and
'The Penicuik Heritage Regeneration Project shopfront improvement scheme.'
Pam Snell, PHS and Rod Lugg, Project Manager, Penicuik Heritage Regeneration Project

Monday, 27 March 2023
'Edinburgh's Engineering Heritage - the Untold story: Edinburgh's Amazing Contribution to Transformational Technologies'
Professor Gordon Masterton OBE, Chair of Future Infrastructure, School of Engineering, Edinburgh University

Monday, 24 April 2023
'Tales from Old Loanhead'
Alan McLaren, author of 'Loanhead, the Story of a Barony, a Burgh and a Community'

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