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SCA Events - Edinburgh

Edinburgh branch programme, 2015-2016

The 2015-2016 programme for meetings of the Edinburgh Branch of the SCA has now been confirmed and is given below. 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.

In addition, 2016 is the 50th anniversary of the SCA's founding in 1966, and we are developing various special events and activities to celebrate this. More details will be provided on this website in due course.

Tuesday, 13 October 2015

“Travelling Overland to the Gobi Desert” – the second half of Fred and Rita Daniel’s travels across China, illustrated with their wonderful photographs and picking up where they left us last April.

Tuesday, 10 November 2015

Mark Su, the Director of the Taipei Representative Office in Edinburgh, will talk to us about Taiwan today.

Monday, 16 November 2015

This is an extra event at be held at 6-8pm at Bonhams, 22 Queen Street, Edinburgh. SCA members and their guests are invited to a private preview of their Asian art sale on 18 November 2015. Refreshment will be provided. Members may bring along suitable items for valuation. Further details and a booking form will be available at a later date – but mark your calendars now. More details of Bonhams and their auction sales can be found on their website here.

Tuesday, 8 December 2015

Valerie Pellatt, a long-time SCA member and Senior Lecturer in Chinese Interpreting and Translating at Newcastle University, will talk about her recently published book on Chinese children’s rhymes and poems in the 20th century.

Tuesday, 12 January 2016

Shen Xiao Tong, East Asian Studies Librarian at the University of Edinburgh, will give a talk entitled “Early Chinese Students in Scotland”. The talk will provide a survey of early Chinese students who were the forerunners of the several thousand Chinese students in Scotland today, including Yan Baohang, a student at Edinburgh University in the 1920s, who passed vital intelligence to the Soviet Union about the precise date of the German attack in 1941 and about Japanese military deployments on the Sino–Russian border in 1944.

Monday, 8 February 2016

Our annual Chinese New Year dinner. Further details and booking form available nearer the time.

Tuesday 8 March 2016

Details of this event will be announced nearer the time.

Tuesday 12 April 2016

Details of this event will be announced nearer the time.

Saturday 7 or 14 May 2016

This will be the Branch AGM. Details of this event will be announced nearer the time.

Saturday 11 June 2016

This will be the National AGM, including special events to celebrate our 50th anniversary. Details of this event will be announced nearer the time.

Please check this website regularly for updates and changes to the programme. You can also sign up for Yahoo mailings (see here) to be updated on events in Glasgow and Edinburgh.

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