NSA Programme 2019-2020
Tuesday 03 September 2019 at 2pm
Visit to Royal Yacht Britannia at Leith
An audio tour of the elegant Clydebank-built vessel which saw over 40 years of service and travelled over a million nautical miles. Gather 2pm for chat in the cafe, or a look at the reception exhibition, before tour at 2:20pm. Tour ticket £16 (please contact Hon Secretary to book).
Tuesday 01 October 2019 at 7:30 for 8pm
The Tales so far of a Scottish Apiarist
Dr John Jeffrey, of Edinburgh Innovations, University of Edinburgh, reflects on his journey in bee-keeping at Lauriston Castle and the ‘buzz’ he derives from it.
Tuesday 05 November 2019 at 7:30 for 8pm
Rolf Widerøe – The Forgotten Physicist
Dr Frank Stewart, translator of a new biography of Widerøe, discusses the life and career of the Norwegian physicist who was a key figure in the development of particle accelerators – which find applications from medical diagnotics and radiotherapy, to ‘atom smashers’ at CERN. Like many scientists, Widerøe faced difficult moral choices during WWII.
Tuesday 03 December 2020
Join us for festive fun.Time and details to be announced.
Thursday 16 January 2020 at 6:45pm
Food & Film Night
Join us at the Golf Tavern, Bruntsfield, for food and a screening of Bølgen – The Wave (subtitled) – the 2015 disaster film which claims to be the ‘most seen’ movie in Norway. (Booking essential).
Tuesday 04 Febraury 2020 at 7:30 for 8pm
Norwegian Knitting, Tapestry & Embroidery
The needle always points north when it comes to the stitching work of NSA committee members Kari Lornie and Elspeth Foxworthy, who each give an insight into their Nordic inspired knitting and sewing.
Tuesday 03 March 2020 at 7:30 for 8pm
The Intriguing History of the Norwegian Flag
Dundee solicitor and self-confessed vexillologist Scott Williamson gives an insight into the development of the Norwegian flag, the Norwegian love of flag-flying, and explores some fascinating links with Scotland.
Tuesday 07 April 2020 at 7:30 for 8pm
Talk (to be announced)
This event will be followed by a short AGM.
Sunday 17 May 2020
Norway Day – 17. mai Dinner
Celebrations at the Royal Scots Club. Details to follow.