Meetings are on the 28th day of the month (Feb-Oct), held at the Victoria University of Wellington Law School*, Old Government Buildings, Lambton Quay (between Bunny and Whitmore Streets); entrance door from Bunny Street.
NB: The May and July events have swapped – see below.
Vehicle access to Bunny Street is allowed on VUW business; to park in the grounds enter by Lambton Quay gate.
Weekdays: 7.15 for 7.30pm start
Weekends: 2:45 for 3.00pm start [* Unless stated otherwise].
Visitors are welcome (no charge for regular meetings), Scottish blood not necessary! Other events may also be held.
Friday 28 February 2020
James Cook born 1728, son of a Lowland Scots labourer and a Yorkshire village woman
“An infant strong, tough, large-boned with a clutch on survival,”* he went on to a remarkable career. The epic story of Wellingtonian John Cawte Beaglehole’s ascendance as the greatest Cook scholar of the twentieth century in the context of the Cook collections at the Alexander Turnbull Library, National Library of New Zealand, will be discussed by Dr. Oliver Stead, Curator of Drawings, Paintings and Prints.
[*from J.C. Beaglehole The Life of Captain James Cook, London: Hakluyt Society 1974]
Saturday 28 March 2020 at 3.00pm*
Film: The Belles of St. Trinian’s with brilliant Scottish actor–Alister Sim
He heads a great cast of well-known faces–Joyce Grenfell, George Cole, Hermione Baddeley, Irene Handl, Sid James – for this hilarious tale by Ronald Searle (makes a brief appearance!)
Tuesday 28 April 2020
Glamis Castle: mystery, murder and a monster !
Glamis Castle (near Forfar, north of Perth) was the childhood home of the late Queen Mother. NZ Writer Julia Millen will talk about her Scottish family connection with Glamis.