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The Ayrshire Members' Centre has a programme of meetings throughout the year. The programme for Autumn 2019 to Spring 2020 is given below.

Our talks will be held in the Education Pavilion at Burns Cottage in Alloway. Arrive at 7pm for tea or coffee available at 50p a cup, followed by the talk at 7.30pm, which will last an hour or so.

All visitors welcome.

Programme of Events September 2019 to May 2020

Thursday 19 September 2019
"Burns and Music" by Tom McCrorie.
Tom is President of the Prestwick Burns Club, and a keen musician and singer. He will be talking on Robert Burns' important involvement and contribution to music.
Thursday 17 October 2019
"Paintings from the Burrell Collection" by Alan Macdonald.
With the Burrell just over halfway through a major refurbishment project, Alan, a Burrell guide for many years, will be looking at some of the wonderful paintings that are part of the Burrell Collection.
Thursday 21 November 2019
"History of Irvine Harbour" by Alastair Weir.
Irvine harbour has had an extraordinary history from ancient port, major industrial harbour to sleepy backwater.
Thursday 12 December 2019
Members only quiz night with cheese and wine - just for fun!
Thursday 16 January 2020
For Members only, "Burns and Money" by Ronnie Breingan, followed by cheese and wine.
Ronnie will be telling us about money in the time of Robert Burns.
Thursday 20 February 2020
"Renovating the Caledonian Canal" by George Ballinger.
George, head of Engineering at British Waterways, lead the planning, design and restoration of the Caledonian Canal. He will be telling us about this amazing project.
Thursday 19 March 2020
"Nuggets of Thought from the Scottish Enlightenment" by Denis Rattenbury.
The Scots' Invention of the Modern World, a time where the greatest minds of Scotland competed and discoursed with those of Europe. Everything was questioned: economics, politics, science, medicine, engineering and art. As well as ideas from 18th century Scotland, we'll sample relevant "before" and "after" nuggets from around the world.
Thursday 16 April 2020
"Instruments of Pop The key instruments that began the pop band era".
A group of enthusiastic musicians will be playing a range of songs and discussing the history and function of their instruments (lead, rhythm, bass guitar and drums).
Thursday 21 May 2020
Annual general meeting with talk and refreshments afterwards, "A World of Pee the uses of urine" by John Rattenbury, followed by cheese and wine.
Urine has been a key ingredient in an extraordinary range of processes throughout human existence.

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