Future Events

The Annual Dinner of the Club is held in May each year at which the President delivers a toast to the memory of Sir Walter. Among other meetings there is a Joint Lecture with the University of Edinburgh English Dept where we award our [Scottish Literary Studies Medal]

Forthcoming Programme 

These events will be posted onto this website and our YouTube channel on the dates below. 

Saturday 15th AugustColloquium on Ivanhoe an online talk with Prof. David Purdie discussing the rationale and practice of his abridged edition of Ivanhoe and also with Kirsty Archer-Thompson giving us an exclusive guide to the artefacts held at Abbotsford relating to Ivanhoe

Thursday 10th SeptemberScenes from the Waverley Novels, a video tour of sites in the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh with Dr Lucy Wood

Monday 21st September, 12:30pm Laying a Wreath at Dryburgh Abbey with Alasdair Hutton, OBE TD  (IMPORTANT: Book the 11am-12noon entry slot via the HS website [LINK])

Thursday 15th October Scott's Wandering Tales a Joint Lecture with Edinburgh University English Department with Dr. Daniel Cook  

Thursday 12th November, 7pm-8pm via Zoom The Waverley Phenomenon and Material Imagination an online talk with Lillian Elliott. She will discuss the afterlives of both Abbotsford and the Waverley novels in nineteenth-century illustrations. -- [IMPORTANT: Please contact the Hon.Treasurer to book at Zoom slot for this event]


Date for your diary: 111th Annual Dinner Sir Tom Devine will propose the Toast to Sir Walter on 6th May 2021

If you have booked a ticket for an event that was cancelled earlier in the year, then please keep your tickets as a credit note to redeem against a future event or contact the Hon. Treasurer for a refund. 

Try Before You Buy:  If you are not a member and would like to attend one of our regular lectures* in Edinburgh as our guest please phone the Treasurer or email: hontreas (at) walterscottclub.org.uk  (*excludes the Annual Dinner). We are happy for you to come along to one meeting for free to see if you like the Club before offically joining. (Or alternatively please Join the Club and we will send you an Application Form for you to order multiple tickets)