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]

(*Postponed until September due to Covid-19)

Forthcoming Programme 

Details on how to join our online meetings via Zoom has be sent to Club members. Non-members will be able to watch the recording the day afterwards via the past events page. 

Saturday, 21st August, 12 noon, The New Club, Edinburgh and online: A Colloquium on Kenilworth a discussion with J.H. Alexander and Lee A. Simpson. Tickets: in-person £15 each (includes sandwiches and refreshments); online free of charge.

Thursday, 2nd September, 7pm, The New Club, Edinburgh: 111th Annual Dinner, with Prof. Sir Tom Devine and Prof. Murray Pittock. Tickets: £70 each with wine; £60 each without wine.

Thursday, 23rd September, 7pm, The New Club, Edinburgh and online: Macpherson, Burns and Scott: Driving Visual Art a talk by Prof. Murdo Macdonald. Tickets: in-person £15 each (includes wine and canapés); online free of charge.

Thursday, 14th October, 5.15pm, The Advocates’ Library, Edinburgh and online: "The Sinuosities of the Ground": Sir Walter Scott, Borders, Fiction, and Landscape a talk by Dr David Stewart. Free of charge. (ticket required for security)

Thursday 18th November, 7pm, The New Club, Edinburgh and online: Building a New Past, Bequeathing a Future: Walter Scott and the Baronial a talk by Prof. Aonghus Mackechnie. Tickets: in-person £15 each (includes wine and canapés); online free of charge.

Please contact the Hon.Treasurer to obtain the links and passwords for Zoom events. Video recordings will also be made available online the next day

If you have booked a ticket for an event that was cancelled, 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)