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Evening Talks – Autumn 2022 Series

We are delighted to announce the new series of evening talks.

Thursday 13 October

The Coffin Roads

Ian Bradley, Divinity Emeritus Professor at the University of St Andrews, will be talking about the coffin roads of the Scottish Highlands and islands and the distinctive traditions, beliefs and practices around dying, death and mourning that they represent.

Thursday 3 November

Innovation and Invention in the History of the Library

Professor Andrew Pettegree and Dr Arthur der Weduwen, School of History, University of St Andrews, will take us on a fascinating journey from clay tablets to the e-readers of today.

Thursday 17 November

Seafood, Sustainability and the Future of Scotland’s Seas

Phil Taylor, Head of Policy and Operations for the marine conservation organisation Open Seas, discusses the way we manage our seas and seafood and the steps we can take to achieve a more sustainable future.

Thursday 24 November

A Bird’s-eye View of the East Neuk Coastline: geology, environments and changes

Ruth Robinson, formerly Senior Lecturer in Earth Sciences at the University of St Andrews, will be using drone footage to show us the spectacular geology and coastline of the East Neuk from the air. 

Thursday 1 December

An Evening with James Runcie

James Runcie, novelist, television producer and playwright, will be speaking to us about his life as a writer, his love of Bach and his recently published memoir.

Thursday 15 December

From the Bird’s Mouth

Derek Robertson, artist, author and television presenter, tells us about his latest work, an art project exploring nature through paintings, poetry and the Scots Gaelic language. 

The venue will be the Coastline Community Church, 21 Session Street, Pittenweem KY10 2QL Doors open at 7pm and talks start 7.30.Tickets £6 (including tea, coffee and biscuits), will be on sale from Wednesday 28 September in the library, and can also be reserved by emailing