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The Cambridge Friends of the National Trust for Scotland is one of our most sucessful Members' Centres. Its programme of meetings for Spring 2024, February to May, is given below.

A PDF version of the programme and Autumn Newsletter may be viewed or downloaded by following this link.

Programme for February to May 2024

Wednesday, 7th February 2024 at 7.30 pm in Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9D
Picture of a Doug Allan. In the Wake of Scotia, The Scottish National Antarctic Expedition, 1902-1904 with Doug Allan, wildlife cinematographer.
The SNAE expedition was organised and led by William Speirs Bruce, a natural scientist and former medical student from Edinburgh University.
Although overshadowed in terms of prestige by Robert Falcon Scott's concurrent Discovery Expedition, the SNAE completed a full programme of exploration and scientific work.
Its achievements included the establishment of a staffed meteorological station, the first in Antarctic territory, and the discovery of new land to the east of the Weddell Sea.
Its collection of biological and geological specimens led to the establishment, in 1906, of the Scottish Oceanographical Laboratory in Edinburgh.
Sir David Attenborough says of our speaker: "Wildlife cameramen don't come much more special than Doug."
A huge amount of Doug's early experience was as a diver with the British Antarctic Survey - for his work he was awarded the Fuchs Medal, then the Polar Medal.
Since then he has contributed to The Blue Planet, Planet Earth, Human Planet, Frozen Planet, Life and many other high profile programmes.
Wednesday, 13th March 2024 at 7.30 pm in Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DF
Picture of Andrew Carnegie. Sir Andrew Carnegie - from weaver's cottage to mega-riches with Mark Macleod, Manager, Andrew Carnegie Birthplace Museum.
Philanthropist, steel tycoon, writer, lecturer, entrepreneur - Andrew Carnegie led the expansion of the American steel industry in the late 19th century.
Yet, he was born in a weaver's cottage in Dunfermline on 25th November, 1835... and died as one of the richest Americans on 11th August, 1919 having given away 90% of his personal wealth $5.92 bn in 2022 dollars. He once declared "the man who dies rich, dies disgraced".
Wednesday, 17th April 2024 at 7.30 pm in Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DF
The Highland and Belted Galloway cattle residing at Wandlebury... Ed Wombwell will tell us about them.
Wednesday, 15th May 2024 at 7.30 pm in Newnham College, Sidgwick Avenue, Cambridge, CB3 9DF
Philip Long, CEO of the NTS, will be here to help celebrate our 20th birthday and tell us of his plans for the NTS as we approach the second quarter of the 21st century.

Ticket Application

  1. Buy your tickets in advance via your bank - please let Donald know (see point two):
  2. Let Donald Douglas know donalddouglas710@btinternet.com. Donald will email your tickets to you.
  3. Or send a cheque ( £10 per person ) to CFNTS, Mar House,Long Lane, Fowlmere, SG8 7TG, made payable to Cambridge Friends of the NTS; please include an SAE if you would like your tickets by mail - or request tickets by email.
  4. Tickets on the door will be £12.00 per person.

NB We will not pass your details on to any other organisation.


Supporting the National Trust for Scotland logo Committee members:
Jim Stewart, Chairman & Treasurer
Judy Potter, Secretary
Donald Douglas, Membership Secretary
Jim Forrest
Dr Alan Freeman
Patsy Glazebrook
Julian Landy
Peter Mann
Holly Tilbrook
Jill Tuffnell

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