There is an events programme associated with CLASSICAL EDINBURGH exhibition


Tuesday October 15th 2019: Launch of the new version of A J Youngson’s “The Making of Classical Edinburgh” in Blackwell’s bookshop. Colin McLean will talk about the book, its impact, and the forthcoming CLASSICAL EDINBURGH EXHIBITON - find out more here

Saturday February 1st 2020: In Conversation - Professor Sir James Dunbar-Nasmith and Andrew Kerr will talk about their involvement in the Conservation of Georgian Edinburgh, hosted by Colin McLean - find out more here

Wednesday January 15th 2020: Imagining Classical Edinburgh - Architectural historian James Lagard will talk about the National Trust for Scotland’s conservation of the Georgian House at 7 Charlotte Square - find out more here

Saturday January 25th 2020: Capturing Classical Edinburgh with The Edinburgh Sketcher - practical tips on how to draw some of the city’s beautiful architecture from photographs - find out more here

Sunday January 26th: Descriptive Tour of Classical Edinburgh for Visually Impaired Visitors - Join artist Tessa Asquith-Lamb for a tour specifically designed for visually impaired visitors, focussing on images of Edinburgh’s neo-classical heritage though the works of photographers Edwin Smith and Colin McLean - find out more here

Thursday January 30th 2020 - Mapping Classical Edinburgh - Christopher Fleet, Map Curator at the National Library of Scotland, will talk about the most significant maps in the development of Classical Edinburgh - find out more here

Monday February 3rd 2020: Edwin Smith: A Genius at Photography - Valeria Carullo, Curator of the RIBA Photographs Collection, will talk about photographer Edwin Smith. A joint event with the Architectural Heritage Society of Scotland - find out more here

Wednesday February 5th 2020: Architects of Classical Edinburgh from James Craig to David Chipperfield - Architectural historian Simon Green will talk about the architects, past and present, who have interpreted the classical language of Edinburgh’s New Town - find out more here

Wednesday February 12th 2020: The Identity of Classicism: The Monuments and Buildings of Calton Hill - Dr Kirsten Carter McKee will explore the classical buildings on Calton Hill within the context of the 19th century society that built them - find out more here

Wednesday February 26th and Wednesday March 4th 2020: Photography Tours - Looking at Classical Edinburgh (with Jessops) - A photographic walk around the New Town guided by photography experts from Jessops - find out more here