The recording of Peter Burman's talk 'Stories of remembrance' is now available to view.

Past meetings, 2023–24

Society meetings are held on Wednesdays and start at 7 p.m.

Meetings marked (Hybrid) are held at the Stables, Falkland Estate, KY15 7AF, by kind permission of the Falkland Stewardship Trust, and also accessible online via Zoom. Other meetings will be via Zoom only.

This page includes only meetings that have already taken place. To see future meetings, go to our "events" page.

The principal ambition of our lecture programme is always to honour aspects of our cultural and social history through stories of art, archaeology, architecture and history relevant to Falkland but not necessarily local. We trawl our circles of friendship and acquaintance vigorously for speakers who are active in their chosen fields.

All are welcome – you don’t even have to be a member, just sympathetic to our aims! Just sign up using the form on our "Contact" page. All subscribers automatically receive the monthly Newsletter, with links to the lecture meeting and to anything else that is going on.

13 September 2023 (Hybrid)

Sarah Brown, talking about Life at 10 Downing Street and her charity, Theirworld

Sarah Brown, Fife resident, inspirational campaigner, married to former Prime Minister Gordon Brown, told us about her childhood holidays in Falkland, her life in Number 10, and her charity Theirworld, which aims to ensure that every child has the best start in life. She concluded by shsowing recent photos of herself in Ukraine, meeting President Zelensky. Download the flyer (PDF file). View the recording of Sarah's talk.

11 October 2023

Lily Barnes, Flooring the World

Lily Barnes, curator at OnFife, talked about her project Flooring the World, which explores the history of the Fife linoleum industry. Lily gave us an introduction to Fife linoleum, outline the work done during the project, and shared images of the wonderful and everyday objects in OnFife's collections. Download the flyer (PDF file). View the recording of Lily's talk.