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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 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


Crichton Conversation with Allan Little

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 […]

Time: 7:30pm
Speaker: Allan Little
Ticket Price: £6 lecture only, £17 lecture and supper
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Crichton Conversation with Nigel Miller

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 […]

Time: 7:30pm
Speaker: Nigel Miller
Ticket Price: £6 lecture only, £17 lecture and supper
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Crichton Conversation with The Right Honourable James Wolffe QC

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 […]

Time: 7:30pm
Speaker: The Right Honourable James Wolffe QC
Ticket Price: £6 lecture only, £17 lecture and supper
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Past Events

Annual General Meeting AGM | 26/09/2018
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
Sir David Landale Prize 2018 N/A | 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