Themes for 2018–2019
Memorials, Memories, Monuments and their Wider Perspectives on Past and Future
2018–2019 is the one hundredth anniversary of the ending of the first World War
and the making of the fragile peace process which contained the seeds of the second World War.
This is a time of ‘remembering’, the world over, with ceremonies, exhibitions, literature, architecture,
carving and sculpture all pressed into service
as we try to process what happened and to understand the challenges of today.
Our programme aims to follow this theme across Fife, nationally and internationally.
Falkland in the wider context
Our second theme reaches out beyond Falkland to our surrounding towns and villages.
There will be lectures on Cupar, Kinross (historically in Fife) and Markinch.
We will honour our highly significant local archaeology and local architecture.
This year our architecture will be celebrated by Robert Haas-Zens,
a young German scholar and a highly skilled professional stone carver,
who has been researching the significance of the architect Alexander Roos
and his Temple of Decision on the Falkland Estate.
Roos deserves to be celebrated in Falkland because he also designed the drinking fountain
which is one of the most familiar and best-loved features of our beautiful village.
See our Programme of meetings for 2018–19.