Royals and slaves in store for the Lit

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

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