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. 

Thursday 4th March, (via YoutubeScott’s Relationship with Traditional Song a musical performance and talk by Anne McClary  - [Now available to watch here on our web-log].

Thursday 8th April, 7pm-8pm (via Zoom*) The Financial Ruin of Sir Walter Scott – and How He Got Out of It an online talk with Ray Perman 

Thursday 6th May7:00pm-7:30pm (via Zoom*) Online Toast to Sir Walter a talk by Paul Wedgwood on how he devised a Scott-themed three-course menu [You can order it directly from www.wedgwoodtherestaurant.co.uk in advance of the event] This will be followed by an Toast to Sir Walter from our Chairman Prof. Sir Iain Torrance

Thursday 3rd June, [7:00pm AGM] 7:15pm-8:15pm (via Zoom*) Frolics in the Face of Europe: Sir Walter Scott, Continental Travel and the Tradition of the Grand Tour an online talk with Dr Iain Gordon Brown 

[*IMPORTANT: 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]

Dates for your diary: (available for booking from July)

Saturday 21st August, 12:00pm-1:00pm (via Zoom) Colloquium on Kenilworth an online talk with J.H. Alexander and Lee A. Simpson 

Thursday 2nd September, 6:30pm: 111th Annual Dinner with Prof. Sir Tom Devine, our 2020/21 President, will propose the toast to The Memory of Sir Walter. Prof. Murray Pittock with preside. 

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)