Festival Diary

Rogues Gallery: Faces of Crime 1870-1917

Fri, 17th Nov - Sun, 26th Nov

Previously unseen albums held in Edinburgh City Archives, together with official records of trials from National Records of Scotland brought toge…

Sun, 26th Nov


Sun, 26th Nov 12:00 - 13:00

​Guided tour focussing on Dr Elsie Inglis

Family Tree Bootcamp with Dr Bruce Durie

Sun, 26th Nov 13:30 - 16:30

​ Ever wanted to find to find the really deep roots of your family tree? Dr Bruce Durie is the man to teach you. Bruce was, amongst many other…

Mary Hollingsworth : The Medici

Sun, 26th Nov 14:00 - 15:00

​Having founded the bank that became the most powerful in Europe in the fifteenth century, the Medici gained political power in Florence, raising…

Mary Somerville : Queen of Science

Sun, 26th Nov 14:30 - 15:30

​Is this Scotland's greatest woman scientist? Born in Jedburgh, raised in Burntisland, self-educated in Musselburgh, the woman who died in Italy …

Ajay Close : Petrol Scented Spring

Sun, 26th Nov 15:00 - 16:00

​Ajay Close, award winning writer, talks about her haunting and evocative book 'Petrol Scented Spring'.

An Afternoon with Elsie Inglis

Sun, 26th Nov 15:00 - 17:00

The funeral of Dr Elsie Inglis, who died on November 26th, 1917, brought the city of Edinburgh to a standstill. The woman the War Office told to …

Dr Lesley Orr

Sun, 26th Nov 16:30 - 17:30

Well behaved women never make history. But what is a well behaved woman?

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