The Foundation hosts two major fundraising events each year including the Women of Dumfries and Galloway Lunch in March. We also host the Elizabeth Crichton Founder’s Day Lunch and Henry Duncan Lecture, usually on a biennial basis. This event celebrates the legacy of Elizabeth Crichton and her vision to establish a university campus in south west Scotland and the founding of a savings bank by Reverend Henry Duncan.
In addition we organise the Crichton Conversations, a series of lectures that attract high calibre speakers pre-eminent in their fields giving audiences an opportunity to debate a range of topical subjects of relevance to today’s Scotland.
If you would like a copy of the Crichton Conversation programme please contact the Foundation by completing the form on the ‘Contact Us‘ page of this web site or by downloading from the link below.
Download a copy of the Conversations Programme 2018 – 2019
To book your place at the Crichton Conversations please telephone 01387 702048 or complete and return the Crichton Conversation Booking Form.xlsx. All Crichton Foundation events must be booked through the Foundation office. Please note that although our events are held at Easterbrook Hall bookings cannot be made there.
If you would like to be included in the mailing list for future events please contact the Foundation by completing the mailing list request form on the ‘Contact Us’ page of this web site or by downloading the form below and completing and returning it to the office.
Download a copy of the Mailing list request form
Can News Survive? We warmly welcome Dame Frances Cairncross to deliver the opening lecture of the 2018/19 Crichton Conversations. Frances has strong Galloway connections and has been a supportive and energetic Patron of the Crichton Foundation for many years. Presently Chair of the Court of Heriot Watt University, she is a highly respected economist, academic […]
Robert Burns and The Scottish Economy Proud, as we are, in this region of the history of Robert Burns, the fact that he is a global star to this day creates social, cultural and economic opportunities for the south west and furth of Scotland. Professor Murray Pittock is an international expert in this field. A […]
Following the success of the annual Women of Dumfries and Galloway Lunch we are delighted to invite both women and men to join us for inaugural Crichton Foundation Lunch. The day will begin with a drinks reception followed by a two-course lunch with a glass of wine. After coffee, guests will have the chance to […]
An Evening with Alexander McCall Smith We are delighted at the return of one of Scotland’s most successful contemporary authors. Alexander McCall Smith was formerly Professor of Medical Law at the University of Edinburgh and is now Professor Emeritus. He served as vice chairman of the Human Genetics Commission of the UK, chairman of the […]
The Power of Conversation Allan Little is one of Scotland’s most distinguished journalists. Born and raised in Galloway he was educated at Edinburgh University. He joined the BBC in 1983 in Glasgow, moving to London in 1985 to train as a reporter. He rapidly joined the Today programme moving into foreign news in 1989 and […]
Is Food too cheap? The Annual SRUC Lecture A graduate of the Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies, Nigel hails from Galawater in the Borders. He worked in mainly farm animal veterinary practice in Rogart, Sutherland before returning to the Borders to farm in partnership with his father and now with his sons on a […]
Prosecuting Crime James Wolffe is recognised as one of Scotland’s leading legal experts and we are delighted to welcome this distinguished Galloway man to the Crichton. Brought up in Gatehouse of Fleet, he went to primary school there and then on to Kirkcudbright Academy. He studied at the University of Edinburgh and then went up […]