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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 – The work of Historic Environment Scotland in ensuring we have the skills to maintain our built heritage for the future - Colin Tennant

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

HES is the lead public body for the historic environment in Scotland and works with many partners to ensure that Scotland has the skills needed to conserve, repair & maintain our heritage. The talk will look at what the issues facing the heritage sector are, what HES is doing with its partners to address these issues and will also examine future projects.

Thursday 21 March 2019. Annual General Meeting, followed by Dundee's New Station - Speaker to be confirmed

May 2019 - Annual outing.

To be arranged. Members only.