Current Talks

The Talks are held in Morningside Parish Church Hall at 7.15 p.m., with refreshments available from 6.45 p.m. Each season of talks runs from October until the following April.

The Charles Smith Lecture that opens each of our sessions commemorates the local author and founder of the Morningside Heritage Association.

Films shown are by kind permission of Edinburgh Films and Ian Rintoul.

Visitors are very welcome (a contribution of £3.00 is requested).



01 October, The Charles Smith Lecture
Who Runs Edinburgh; Prof David McCrone

05 November 2024
Phoebe Traquair; Prof. Eliz Cumming

03 December 2024, Annual General Meeting
The Gretna Rail Disaster; Norah Carlin

07 January 2025
The Old Edinburgh and Leith Trams; Kenneth Williamson

04 February 2025
Thomas Muir; Eric Melvin

04 March 2025
Braidburn Valley Park; Andrew Swan

01 April 2025
Sex, Drugs and the Windy City; Lady Joyce Caplan