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SCA Events - Edinburgh

Edinburgh branch programme, 2018-2019

Here are the details of the Edinburgh branch programme. All SCA members and friends are very welcome, and we look forward to seeing you.

Events usually take place on the second Tuesday of each month, unless otherwise stated, at The Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace, Edinburgh EH1 2JL. Tea & biscuits will be served from 7pm (a voluntary donation is requested) and the talk will begin at 7:30pm. Anyone is welcome to attend our meetings free of charge.

Tuesday, 18 September - The annual dinner to launch the Edinburgh Branch 2018-19 programme will be held at the Rendezvous, one of Edinburgh's oldest Chinese restaurants. Partners, friends and colleagues are welcome for what is a social event.

Time:  6:30 for 7:00pm
Place:  Edinburgh Rendezvous, 10a Queensferry Street, EH2 4PG (0131 225 2023)
Cost:  £20 per person, to include Chinese tea and service
Deadline for reservations:  Wednesday, 12 September

Reservations are essential and must be paid for in advance. To confirm your booking, send a cheque, payable to "The Scotland–China Association", to the Branch Treasurer, enclosing the form, which may be downloaded here.

Payment can also be made by bank transfer to:
Sort code:  80-02-73
Account number:  00704166
Please ensure that your name is included with the payment information and inform the Treasurer by email ( of your payment and of any dietary requirements and/or guest name(s).

Tuesday, 9 October - Niall Corbet will give a wonderfully illustrated account of his two-month cycle tour of Yunnan and Sichuan provinces in southwest China, from the remote Nu Jiang valley near the Burmese-Tibetan border to the modern metropolis of Chengdu and beyond, a fascinating mixture of traditional villages, ancient temples, stunning mountain scenery, and bustling tourist sites.

Tuesday, 13 November – "Two Hovercraft, a Ball, and an Invitation", SCA member David Vernon's observations during more than ten years of visits to Dengke, Sichuan, a Tibetan and staunchly Buddhist area.

Tuesday, 11 December – "Songs from a Dunhuang Cave on the Edge of the Gobi Desert" – translations ofChinese Ci poetry by SCA member Sheila Young. The poems were written to pre-existing tunes and sealed in the caves at Dunhuang in about 1000 AD, being rediscovered only in 1900.  

Please check this website regularly for updates and changes to the programme.

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