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SCA Events - Glasgow

Glasgow Branch programme, 2014-2015

The initial details of the 2014-2015 programme for meetings of the Glasgow Branch of the SCA have now been announced.

Meetings are held (unless otherwise stated) on the last Tuesday of the month, at the Garnethill Multicultural Centre, 21 Rose Street, Glasgow, G3 6RE. Doors open at 7pm, tea and biscuits will be served from 7.15pm (cost £1) and talks commence at 7.30pm prompt. Events are free to SCA members and £1.50 (£1.00 concessions) to non-members.

Tuesday 25th November 2014

'The Giant Panda Experience' - Sandie Robb, Senior Education Officer, The Royal Zoological Society of Scotland, will talk about pandas with special reference to Tian Tian and Yang Guang, the only two giant pandas in the UK. The talk will also be illustrated with pictures from her recent visit to Bifengxia in Sichuan, the giant panda base with which Edinburgh Zoo works closely. Learn more about the giant panda and discover just what makes these incredible animals so special.

Wednesday 10th December 2014

A social evening is to be held to celebrate the beginning of the Festive Season - all members, and their partners and friends, are invited. We will meet for dinner at 7.30pm at The Sichuan House Chinese Restaurant, 345 to 349 Sauchiehall Street, Glasgow

Those wishing to join us are asked to email their names to Barry Moore, Branch Chairman, by Monday 8th December at the latest, so that final numbers can be communicated to the restaurant.

The meal is expected to cost between £15-18 per person, excluding alcoholic beverages. We look forward to a jovial evening and trust you'll join us.

Tuesday 27th January 2015

James McCarthy will give a talk based on his book about the life of George MacCartney, a British diplomat who was also half Chinese. MacCartney spent many years in Kashgar, Xinjiang, in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, during the power struggle between Britain, China and Russia over control of Central Asia in what came to be known as ‘The Great Game’.

Tuesday 24th February 2015

Speaker details to be announced later.

Tuesday 31st March 2015

Speaker details to be announced later.

Tuesday 28th April 2015

Branch AGM and musical interlude.

Tuesday 26th May 2015

Professor Ya Ping Wang will give a talk on recent developments in Chinese cities.

Professor Wang is Chair in Global City Futures (Urban Studies) in the School of Social & Political Science, University of Glasgow. His research interests include Chinese and East Asian cities, housing systems, housing policy and reform, urban poverty, low income migrant living conditions in cities, urban villages, land and urban development, social change in cities, and his recent publications include Housing the urban poor in a marketised system in China.

Tuesday 29th June 2015

Speaker details to be announced later.

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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