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CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS of the NATIONAL TRUST FOR SCOTLAND

The Cambridge Friends of the National Trust for Scotland is one of the latest Members' Centres to be established. A programme of meetings has been arranged for Spring 2019.

Our talks are held in the Lucy Windsor Room at Newnham College and start at 7:30pm with wine and conversation for an 8pm talk. They are usually finished about 9:30pm. There is usually ample parking nearby.Tickets may be obtained for each talk at a price of £7 per head if pre-ordered or £8.00 on the door. It is better to apply for tickets in advance to ensure availability.
Please make cheques payable to "Cambridge Friends of The National Trust for Scotland".

To apply for tickets, you may:

A printable application form for tickets, in PDF format, may be downloaded by following this link.

The programme for Spring 2019 is given below. A PDF version of the programme and Spring Newsletter may be viewed or downloaded by following this link.

Programme for February to June 2019

Wednesday 20th February 2019
Picture of Catherine the Great Pictures of Dr John RogersonProfessor Anthony Cross on "Scots in the time of Catherine the Greatís Russia"
 
Scots played an important role in the court of Catherine the Great during her reign in the later part of the 18th century. Their influence was particularly evident in medicine (e.g. Dr John Rogerson, right), the navy, architecture and landscape gardening. There were many Scottish merchants and manufacturers and three acceded to the role of Consul general while another Scot was the British Ambassador. Others sought fame and fortune in Russian government service. In return, Russians attended Scottish universities and sought the tourist delights of Scotland.

Professor Cross is the Emeritus Professor of Slavonic Studies at Cambridge University. A fellow of Fitzwilliam Colllege, he has written extensively about 18th century Russia and visited the country many times. He is a member of the British Academy and has an honorary doctorate from the Russian Academy of Sciences.
Wednesday 13th March 2019
Picture of Donald douglas Picture of Scottish Mountain summit Donald Douglas on "60 years on Scottish Hills".
 
After 60 years, Donald (left) still hasnít "compleate" the Munros. Nevertheless, he will give an illustrated talk with more than 100 slides of Scottish hills and will recount some of his more interesting expeditions.

Donald is a graduate of Edinburgh University, a chartered accountant and former banker.
Wednesday 22nd May 2019
Picture of Jim Forrest with statue of the "Turra Coo" Picture of commemorative Turra Coo plateJim Forrest on the "Turra Coo".
 
When a farmer refused to pay for the new national insurance stamps in 1913, he precipitated the seizure and attempted sale of a small white cow: the legend of the Turra Coo was born.

A hundred years later, a statue was erected in Turriff town centre. Jim (left with the statue) will tell us about the events and more about the area which he knows well, having grown up on a nearby farm.
Wednesday 12th June 2019
Picture of Strathbraan Picture of StrathbaanAnn Lindsay and John Martin on "Strathbraan".
 
The Braan flows from Loch Freuchie east to the Tay at Dunkeld Cathedral. A short broad and beautiful valley, it is full of Scottish history and events from Bonnie Prince Charlie to Beatrix Potter.

Ann Lindsay and John Martin will show us a glorious film about the Strath and answer questions Ė A trailer can be seen here: https//goo.gl/uyTgNz

Picture of stamp of Glasgow school of Art Supporting the National Trust for Scotland logo Committee members:
Jim Stewart, Chairman & Treasurer
Judy Potter, Secretary
Patsy Glazebrook
Donald Douglas, Membership Secretary
Dr Alan Freeman
Julian Landy
Jim Forrest

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