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Upcoming Events

Please contact the Foundation office for information and tickets for all Crichton Foundation events.

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.

To book your place at the Crichton Conversations please telephone 01387 702048. 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.

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Crichton Conversation with Bruce Adamson

Bruce Adamson The Open University in Scotland Lecture Tuesday 18th January 2022, 7:30pm What next? Children’s Rights in Scotland Bruce Adamson is a lawyer with over 20 years of experience in human rights. He has been the Children and Young People’s Commissioner Scotland since 2017, responsible for promoting and safeguarding the rights of children and […]

Time: 7:30pm
Speaker: Bruce Adamson
Ticket Price: Free of charge
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Crichton Conversation with Judith McClure CBE

Judith McClure CBE Tuesday 22nd February 2022, 7:30pm The new China and our response  Judith has spent her life in education, at universities and schools: She was a Headteacher for 22 years. She continues her interests in educational leadership and management, curriculum reform, and China and Chinese learning. She has written a short memoir about […]

Time: 7:30pm
Speaker: Judith McClure CBE
Ticket Price: To be confirmed
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Crichton Conversation with Professor Alison Phipps

Professor Alison Phipps Tuesday 22nd March 2022, 7:30pm                 The work of welcoming refugees: who, when, why and how Alison Phipps is UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts at the University of Glasgow and Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies. She was De Carle Fellow at Otago University 2019 – 2020, and […]

Time: 7:30pm
Speaker: Professor Alison Phipps
Ticket Price: Free of charge
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Crichton Conversation with Professor Tina Barsby OBE

Professor Tina Barsby OBE The SRUC lecture Tuesday 5th April 2022, 7:30pm Gene editing in crops: a new era for science, policy and society Tina Barsby OBE is Honorary Professor of Agricultural Botany at the University of Cambridge. Tina is a plant geneticist with significant experience in the agricultural crop sector, having spent several years in […]

Time: 7:30pm
Speaker: Professor Tina Barsby OBE
Ticket Price: To be confirmed
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Women of Dumfries and Galloway Lunch

  The Women of Dumfries and Galloway Lunch will take place on Friday 18th March 2022 at Easterbrook Hall. Guest speakers Dr Corrine Hutton and Kate Copstick. Invitations to purchase tickets will be posted in January. Early booking is highly recommended. If you would like to be added to the mailing list for this event […]

Time: 11:30 am for 12 noon
Speaker: Cor Hutton and Kate Copstick
Ticket Price: 38.50
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Past Events

Crichton Conversation with Professor Virginia Murray Professor Virginia Murray FFPH, FRCP, FFOM, FRCPath | 02/11/2021
Crichton Conversation with Hamish McRae Hamish McRae | 16/02/2021
Annual General Meeting AGM | 22/09/2021
Crichton Conversation - CANCELLED Question Time Debate | 05/11/2019
Crichton Conversation - CANCELLED Professor Virginia Murray | 21/01/2020
Crichton Conversation with Caroline Millar Caroline Millar | 18/02/2020
Crichton Conversation with Dame Dierdre Hutton DBE Dame Dierdre Hutton DBE | 03/12/2019
Crichton Conversation with Professor Dame Anne Glover Professor Dame Anne Glover | 17/03/2020
Crichton Conversation with Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE Professor Mark Shucksmith OBE | 08/10/2019
Crichton Conversation with Professor Ted Cowan FRSE Professor Ted Cowan FRSE | 17/10/2019
Women of Dumfries and Galloway Lunch Jancis Robinson and Cor Hutton | 13/03/2020
Crichton Conversation with Dame Frances Cairncross DBE FRSE Frances Cairncross | 09/10/2018
Crichton Conversation with Professor Murray Pittock FRSE Professor Murray Pittock FRSE | 30/10/2018
Crichton Foundation Lunch Miranda Leslie and Colin Crosbie | 09/11/2018
Crichton Conversation with Alexander McCall Smith Alexander McCall Smith | 05/12/2018
Crichton Conversation with Allan Little Allan Little | 22/01/2019
Crichton Conversation with Nigel Miller Nigel Miller | 19/02/2019
Crichton Conversation with The Right Honourable James Wolffe QC The Right Honourable James Wolffe QC | 19/03/2019
Sir David Landale Prize 2020 | 18/04/2018
Crichton Conversation with Professor Lesley Sawers Professor Lesley Sawers | 03/10/2017
Crichton Conversation with Kenneth Ferguson Kenneth Ferguson B.Comm (Hons) CA MSc | 07/11/2017
St Andrew's Ceilidh | 17/11/2017
Conversation with Frank Field - POSTPONED Frank Field MP DL | 12/02/2018
Crichton Conversation with Dominic Mellor Dominic Mellor BVMS PhD DipECVPH MRCVS | 09/01/2018
Crichton Conversation with Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli FRSE AcSS | 06/02/2018
Crichton Conversation with Professor Colin Suckling and Professor Gerard Carruthers Professor Colin Suckling and Professor Gerard Carruthers | 20/03/2018
An Evening with Richard, Duke of Buccleuch and Charles Jencks Richard, Duke of Buccleuch and Charles Jencks | 06/12/2016
Crichton Conversation with Dr Jeffrey Hoffman Dr Jeffrey Hoffman | 21/07/2016
Crichton Conversation with James Hough Professor James Hough OBE FRS FRSE | 07/02/2017
Crichton Conversation with Michael Keating Professor Michael Keating | 04/10/2016
Crichton Conversation with Neil Baxter Neil Baxter Hon FRIAS | 01/11/2016
Crichton Conversation with Simon Pepper Simon Pepper OBE | 10/01/2017
Lunch with Hugh Pym Hugh Pym | 20/03/2017
Crichton Conversation with Colin Campbell Professor Colin Campbell | 23/02/2016
Crichton Conversation with Charles Munn Professor Charles Munn OBE | 02/02/2016
Crichton Conversation with David Strang David Strang QPM | 12/01/2016
Crichton Conversation with David Frost David Frost CMG | 06/10/2015
Crichton Conversation with Roger Crofts Professor Roger Crofts CBE | 27/10/2015
Gatsby Gala Encore Classic Jazz Orchestra | 06/11/2015
Crichton Conversation with Alice Brown Professor Alice Brown CBE | 01/12/2015
Lunch with Professor Ted Cowan Professor Ted Cowan | 10/03/2015
Roots, Heritage and Identity: a human need in a crazy and turbulent world. Kate Mavor | 03/02/2015