The Foundation hosts two major fundraising events each year; the Women of Dumfries and Galloway Lunch in March and a St Andrew’s Ceilidh in November. We also hold the annual Elizabeth Crichton Founder’s Day Lunch and Henry Duncan Lecture, which 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 2017 – 2018
To book your place at the Crichton Conversations please telephone 01387 702048 or complete and return the Crichton Conversation Booking Form. 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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Is Scotland fairer? We welcome Professor Lesley Sawers to deliver the opening lecture of 2017 – 2018 series of Crichton Conversations and are delighted that the evening is part of the Dumfries and Galloway Council Business Week programme. Lesley was appointed Equality and Human Rights Commissioner for Scotland in 2016. She asks the question Is Scotland […]
Charity in Scotland: Facing the Perfect Storm? The Charity and Third Sector world which is crucial to the delivery and support of many vital social services is facing significant challenges today. What is the scale of the problem and how should it be addressed? How is it impacting across Scotland? One of Scotland’s experts in the […]
St Andrew’s Ceilidh will be held at Easterbrook Hall, Dumfries on Friday 17th November 2017 7 pm until midnight Drinks reception, three-course dinner and coffee followed by dancing to Music by Two Left Feet, Ceilidh Band Ticket Price £45* *A very limited number of student tickets available at the special price of £22.50 (terms and conditions apply) Theme: A Touch O’Tartan, Dress: black […]
Life Chances aren’t Enough Frank Field is a regular visitor to the region and has long watched with interest and encouragement the development of Crichton University Campus. Elected as MP for Birkenhead in 1979, he is considered something of a national treasure because of his relentless campaign against poverty throughout his career. He studied Economics […]
Making a dog’s breakfast of a pig’s ear and other tales of health and happiness Dominic Mellor is Professor of Epidemiology and Veterinary Public Health at the University of Glasgow. He has also been Director of the EPIC Centre of Expertise on Animal Disease Outbreaks since April 2016. Most of Dominic’s career has been spent in research […]
The post-Brexit economy:prospects for Scotland and the UK Professor Anton Muscatelli was born in Italy and relocated to Scotland with his family where he was educated at the High School of Glasgow and then Glasgow University where he graduated MA in Political Economy and then did a PhD in Economics. Appointed in 2009 as Principal […]
The Scottish Enlightenment: Rooted in Scotland, Influencing the World The Crichton Foundation is delighted to be including this joint venture in our Conversations Programme, and what a tempting subject for us to end our season of lectures. Join Professor Gerry Carruthers, who holds the Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow, […]