The Elphinstone Institute Public Lecture Series takes place monthly on the last Tuesday of each month at 7:30pm in Room MR028 of the MacRobert Building (unless otherwise noted). Please see below for a list of lectures taking place in the 2017–2018 academic year.

This lecture has been CANCELLED due to UCU strike action

Heart of Granite: Stone Circles, Haddie Suppers, and Very, Very Conspicuous Consumption

27 February 2018

Mark Stephen


The next lecture will be:

'Publishing is an Adventure', from Penny Pamphlets to Print on Demand: James Leatham, Propaganda, and the Rebirth of the Deveron Press

27 March 2018

Cally Wight


Previous lectures from 2017-2018 academic year:


Ewen MacLachlan, Hebridean Dance Master

30 January 2018

Alasdair Roberts

A Wolf Among Men

28 November 2017

Alec Finlay

Living Tales in a Digitised World

31 October 2017

Grace Banks

Scots Radio - The Journey So Far

26 September 2017

Frieda Morrison


Previous lectures from 2016-2017 academic year:


Tradition and Innovation at Cambus O'May Cheesemaker

25 April 2017

James Reid


From Production to Marketing: Community and Culture in the Post-War Whisky Industry

28 March 2017

Richard Bennett


Storytelling without Sound: Traditional Deaf Motifs and Performance in British Sign Language Storytelling

28 February 2017

Ella Leith


Doric and Aa That

31 January 2017

Robert Lovie


Witch Belief in Scottish Coastal Communities

25 October 2016

Lizanne Henderson


Bairns, Scweel, and Local Learning: Scots Language and Scottish Studies at Banff Academy

27 September 2016

Jamie Fairbairn