scotland 1730-1830 during the enlightenment

10.00am - 4.30pm SATURDAY 13TH JULY - RACV CITY CLUB

Sponsored by the Scottish Ancestry Group at the GSV, this seminar will explore an exciting period of intellectual and scientific accomplishments in Scotland from the mid 18th to mid 19th centuries.
Four outstanding guest speakers in the comfort of the RACV City Club, 501 Bourke St, Melbourne:
Alex Tyrrell: "Small country, big ideas: The Scottish Enlightenment shows the way". Alex Tyrrell was born in Scotland, educated at Edinburgh and McMasters Universities. Prior to retirement he was an Associate Professor of History at Latrobe University. His research interests include aspects of national identity in Victorian Scotland.
Bruce McLennan: "The Highlands during the Enlightenment" Bruce McLennan is the coordinator of the Clan MacLennan worldwide project, focussing on Scottish records as well as New Zealand, Canada, Australia and the USA. He is an author and presenter at international events.

Malcolm Horsburgh: "The Communications Revolution: from pack tracks to modern roads" Malcolm Horsburgh has been researching his family history and genealogy for 35 years in both Edinburgh and Australia. He is a long term member of the Scottish Ancestry Group and a current member of the committee.

Ben Wilkie: "Scotland, the Enlightenment, and Australia: Legacies from Macquarie to Menzies.” Ben Wilkie has an honours degree and PhD from Monash University on the history of Scots in Australia. His interests include stories of the Scottish diaspora. He is an author and past lecturer at Deakin University.


Friday 19th July - sessions 10.30am and 1.30pm

An introduction to family research with guidance from experienced volunteer researchers from The Genealogical Society of Victoria Inc. (GSV) The GSV is your best destination if you have an interest in researching your family history. Tracing your ancestry is fascinating and rewarding but can be tricky at times, so let us help. Our centrally located Research & and; Education Centre is in Melbourne where you can work with our experienced volunteer research assistants.




Four outstanding speakers

For detailed ticket price information press the Book Tickets HERE link below. RACV City Club, GSV & Scottish Ancestry Group member rates available.



Free Event

An introduction to Family research with guidance from experienced volunteer researchers.

The talks are free, and will be held at the Genealogical Society of Victoria Research and Education Centre, Level 6, 85 Queen Street. Places are limited, and bookings are essential.

Morning Session 10.30am: BOOK TICKETS HERE

Afternoon Session 1.30pm: BOOK TICKETS HERE

Brought to you by The Genealogical Society of Victoria & The Scottish Ancestry Group of GSV

Brought to you by The Genealogical Society of Victoria & The Scottish Ancestry Group of GSV