The recording of Stephen Couling's talk on Drunlanrig and the Trees for Life project is now available to view.

Programme of meetings, 2022–23

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 all meetings for the season, including those that have already taken place. To see just 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.

Our principal themes for this season are "Climate change" and "Craftspeople and craftsmanship".

14 September 2022 (Hybrid)

Peter Burman, Use them or lose them: Fife churches at risk

Peter Burman is Chair of the Falkland Society, and former Director of the Council for the Care of Churches. View the recording of Peter's talk.

The meeting also included our AGM, to elect the office bearers and committee for the year ahead. See the minutes of the AGM.

12 October 2022 (Hybrid)

Benjamin Tindall, Working collaboratively with clients, artists and craftspeople: the wonders of Jupiter Artland

Benjamin Tindall, architect, will talk about the achievements of this contemporary sculpture park and art gallery at Bonnington House and Steading, near Edinburgh Airport, and the threat it now faces. View the recording of Ben's talk.

9 November 2022

Mary Contini, Friend or foe: a story of immigration

Cav. Mary Contini OBE, author and co-owner of the celebrated family food-shop and café, Valvona & Crolla, Elm Row, Edinburgh. View the recording of Mary's talk.

14 December 2022

Amy Woodson-Boulton, The crisis of plastics and the pollution they cause

Amy Woodson-Boulton is Professor in the Department of History, Loyola Marymount University, Los Angeles, USA. View the recording of Amy's talk.

11 January 2023

Tess Darwin, Through the eye of the needle: working with the grain of the Falkland landscape

Tess Darwin is a Falkland resident and a textile artist working with the colours and materials of the Falkland landscape. View the recording of Tess's talk.