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CAMBRIDGE FRIENDS of the NATIONAL TRUST FOR SCOTLAND

The Cambridge Friends of the National Trust for Scotland is one of the latest Members' Centres to be established. A programme of meetings has been arranged for autumn 2016.

Our talks are held in the Lucy Windsor Room in Newnham College and start at 7:30pm with wine and conversation for an 8pm talk. They are usually finished about 9:30pm. There is usually ample parking nearby. Tickets may be obtained for each talk at a price of £7 per head if pre-ordered or £8.00 on the door. It is better to apply for tickets in advance to ensure availability.
Please make cheques payable to Cambridge Friends of The National Trust for Scotland.

To apply for tickets, you may:

A printable application form for tickets, in PDF format, may be downloaded by following this link.

Programme for Spring 2017

Wednesday 1st February 2017
David Ackroyd: "St Kilda"
Formed from the rim of an ancient volcano, the archipelago of St Kilda is located 41 miles west of the Outer Hebrides. It is a World Heritage Site.
David is Secretary of the St Kilda Club and has lead parties of volunteers since 2004. He will tell us about the NTS`s nature conservation and archeological work on the windswept and spectacular islands and will illustrate it with many interesting photographs.
Picture of St. Kilda Location map St. Kilda
Two pictures of Culzean
Wednesday 15th March 2017
Hannah Teasdale on "Culzean Castle".
With its dramatic clifftop setting, Robert Adam architecture, fascinating history and beautiful surroundings, Culzean Castle is one of Scotlandís most popular visitor attractions. Surrounded by Culzean Country Park, an extensive estate encompassing lush woodland, landscaped gardens and rugged coastline, this 18th-century Scottish castle is a wonder of the west coast. Hannah Teasdale is the Learning Manager for Culzean castle and will tell us about the house and gardens in an illustrated talk. After graduating from the University of Cumbria she has worked for the NTS for six years.
Pictures of 4 television presenters
Wednesday 5th April 2017
Raymond Brown on "How Scotland puts a kilt on the news".
From Max Aitken and D C Thomson to Andrew Marr and Andrew Neil via B C Forbes and Lord Reith, Scots have long played a disproportionately influential role in the media. Ray will talk about the history of the Scots in newspapers and the media and how it shaped the modern world.
Raymond Brown is the crime reporter for the Cambridge News and has been a journalist for twenty years.
Pictures of 4 television presenters
Wednesday 10th May 2017
Dr Ron Lewis-Smith on "Shackleton and the Scots on the 1914 Expedition".
Ron will tell us about Shackletonís epic third expedition to the Antarctic which lasted from 1914 to 1917. After the loss of "Endurance" in the ice, Shackleton and a small party sailed in the "James Caird" to South Georgia, traversed it and reached a whaling station at Stromness to organise the rescue of the crew. Ron, a former member of our committee, worked for the British Antarctic Survey in Cambridge for nearly forty years. He now runs the Centre for Antarctic Plant Ecology and Diversity.

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