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DIARY of EVENTS 2018/2019

All meetings start at 7 pm (except that in May). Venue: Dundee Art Society, 17 Roseangle (except February)

Members of the public are welcome to attend all talks in Dundee Art Society.

Thursday 18 October 2018. Design and Construction of the V&A Dundee - John Tavendale

John Tavendale is the Project Manager who has led the construction of the new V&A Dundee. He is an architect by training who has project managed many and varied buildings in Dundee and the North East, though nothing quite as challenging as V&A Dundee! John will share with us his journey of realizing the design and construction of this extraordinary building, in his view "the pinnacle of his career". This is engineering at the cutting edge.

Thursday 15 November 2018. DC Thomson – Flying the Flag for Dundee - Dr Norman Watson

Norman Watson is well-known for his quirky historical contributions in the Courier and this presentation will shine a spotlight on one of Britain's best-run private companies; how it started, how it became a publishing giant at the leading edge of technology, and how, more recently, it has diversified from its core business into global genealogy, digital technology, retail and television – while still producing the newspapers, magazines and comics that made it famous.

Thursday 17 January 2019. Dundee: Mapping the City - Chris Fleet

Based on the map collections of the National Library of Scotland, with a particular focus on who made these maps and why. The talk will cover recent work to make these historic maps available online, and the use of modern technologies such as 3D overlays, to understand and visualise them better. Chris Fleet is Map Curator at the National Library of Scotland and focuses on making historical maps available online. He has researched, written and spoken widely on maps of Scotland, and is currently working on a book on Scotland's military mapping.

Thursday 21 February 2019. A Tradition of Skill - Colin Tennant

(Joint meeting with Friends of Dundee Heritage Trust. Venue - Discovery Point)

This talk is based on the work of Historic Environment Scotland to ensure the skills required to maintain our built heritage are retained for the future. Skills training is integral to caring for the built environment and Historic Environment Scotland offers apprenticeships and courses in conservation for anyone interested from conservation beginners to professionals.

Thursday 21 March 2019. Annual General Meeting, followed by Dundee's New Railway Concourse and Hotel - Graham Steel of Nicoll Russell Studios

Summer 2019 - Annual outing. Members only.

Tour of D.C.Thomsons's Kingsway East print works on Thursday 27 June or Thursday 25 July at 1pm. There is only room for a maximum number of 15 visitors on each visit. Please sign up for your chosen date at the AGM, with contact details.