A commando-trained chaplain will be the first speaker in Cove and Kilcreggan Literary Society’s 2013-14 season.
Rev Simon Beveridge, who has also competed in amateur horse racing, earning the nickname ‘the galloping padre’, will talk about the life of a military chaplain on October 7 in Cove Burgh Hall.
Other topics in the weekly talks will include the painter William MacTaggart, the slave’s grave in Rosneath churchyard and the design and making of Parkhead garden.
The full programme is below – talks start at 8pm unless otherwise stated.
October 7 – The Life of a Military Chaplain, Rev Simon Beveridge
October 14 – Royal Families in Sickness and in Health, Oliver Thomson
October 21 – The Greatest Show on Earth – A Perspective on the Edinburgh Festivals, Susan Mansfield
October 28 – History of the Hunterian Museum, Mungo Campbell
November 4 – Peninsula Post Offices and their Post Marks, James Crawford
November 11 – William MacTaggart – Scottish Painter, Ailsa Turner
November 18 – Naval and Commercial Photography, Ian Arthur
November 25 – A Journey round Iceland, Pete Laws
December 2 – An Evening with Kenneth Steven
December 9 – Christmas Party and Musical Entertainment, 7.30pm start
January 6 – NATO Submarine Rescue, Colin Wade
January 13 – The Slave’s Grave of Rosneath Churchyard, Richard Reeve
January 20 – The Design and Making of Parkhead Garden, Ian McKellar
January 27 – Life at Glyndebourne, Duncan Williams
February 3 – History of the Co-operative Movement in Scotland, Jaquie Garty
February 10 – The Darwin Poems, Emily Ballou
February 17 – Scottish Country Dancing around the World, Ian and Heulwen Hall
February 24 – My Life as a Paramedic, Calum McGregor
March 3 – Design and Display – Glasgow Museums’ Ship Model Collection, Emily Malcolm
March 10 – AGM and members’ evening