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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 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

Dr Kit Jenkins, Emeritus Professor of International Tourism, Strathclyde Business School, is to speak about 'The importance of Tourism to the Chinese'. His talk is to cover aspects of both internal and external tourism.

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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