SCA Events - Edinburgh
Edinburgh branch programme, 2019-2020
Here are the details of the Edinburgh branch programme. All SCA members and friends are very welcome, and we look forward to seeing you.
As usual, our meetings will be at The Meeting House, 7 Victoria Terrace (at the foot of the West Bow, just off the Lawnmarket), starting with tea and biscuits from 7pm; the talk will begin at 7:30. finishing by 9pm. Please bring along friends who might be interested in joining us for the evening – or as members!
Tuesday, 15 October, Brian Holton will give a talk entitled “From the Dragon’s Mouth: A Life in Translation”. Brian is the author of Staunin Ma Lane and other translations of Chinese poetry, classical and contemporary, into Scots and English.
Our speaker on 19 November will be Dr Fan Wang, assistant professor in the School of Energy, Geoscience, infrastructure and Society at Heriot-Watt University, who will be speaking about the new countryside communities being developed in China.
Note that our October and November meetings are on the third Tuesday of the month, rather than the usual second Tuesday, after which we will revert to our normal schedule.
In 2011 Niall joined a month-long expedition cycling from the Tibetan capital, Lhasa, across some of the world’s highest roads to the Nepalese capital of Kathmandu. They visited the Potala Palace and temples of Lhasa as well as those in Gyantse and Shigatse, on the way passing through stunning Himalayan scenery and witnessing the lives of Tibetan villagers and nomadic yak herders. A visit to Everest base camp and the Rongbuk Monastery was a highlight, before enjoying the world’s longest downhill ride into Nepal. As before, his talk will be accompanied by stunning photographs of the wonderful scenery he encountered en route.