Annual Guest Lunch

Doctor figures – Annual Guest Lunch Exhibition, 2015
Doctor figures
Annual Guest Lunch Exhibition, 2015
Showing geological specimens - Annual Guest Lunch Exhibition, 2015
Showing geological specimens
Annual Guest Lunch Exhibition, 2015
Recitals after the Guest Lunch, 2015
Recitals after the Guest Lunch, 2015
Museum of Transport – the Riverside Museum - Glasgow
The Riverside Museum, Glasgow

An Annual Guest Lunch is held in March, to which members bring their partners and other guests. The preceding year’s speakers are also invited, as are the College President and other College staff. The lunch is usually followed by recitals given by the music pupils of one or other Edinburgh school, to whose music departments we are very pleased to donate.

The occasion is also marked by an Arts, Crafts & Collectors Exhibition, with paintings, drawings and photographs by some of our talented members or their partners, and with displays of craft work, like tapestry, and of personal collections, such as of First World War postcards, old Delft tiles and old maps. Those who have recently had books published are encouraged to bring them to show, sell and inscribe. Poetry, some illustrated, has also been exhibited.

Summer Outing

Each year we have a summer outing. In May 2013 we went to the Riverside Museum in Glasgow, its new, architecturally striking, transport museum. After a most interesting guided tour in groups, we had lunch there followed by a guided tour of the Tall Ship, the Glenlee, moored adjacent. She has circumnavigated the globe four times and rounded Cape Horn 15 times. She is also one of only five ships built in the Clyde still afloat, a statistic difficult to believe. It was an excellent day.

Other places visited include Falkland Palace, Dumfries House, Abbotsford House, the chilling, nuclear war Secret Bunker in Fife, Mellerstain House, and the Pitlochry Festival Theatre several times.