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Typical Lecture Audience
Typical Lecture Audience
Having Fun Communicating Science (Prof. Anne Glover)
Having Fun Communicating Science (Prof. Anne Glover)
Electrons with Attitude (Dr. Ken Skeldon - AGM lecture)
Electrons with Attitude (Dr. Ken Skeldon - AGM lecture)
The Origins of Scottish Place Names (Ian Fraser)
The Origins of Scottish Place Names (Ian Fraser)
From Robot Wars to Rampaging Chariots (Dr. Roger Hill)
From Robot Wars to Rampaging Chariots (Dr. Roger Hill)
Shedding Light on Future Wireless Communications (Prof. Harald Haas)
Shedding Light on Future Wireless Communications (Prof. Harald Haas)
Bioelectronics – Making Cells Dance! (Prof. Ron Pethig)
Bioelectronics – Making Cells Dance! (Prof. Ron Pethig)
Aubrey Manning's lecture was a sell out.
Aubrey Manning's lecture was a sell out.
The museum encourages budding engineers.
The museum encourages budding engineers.
Helen Mabon gives the vote of thanks after 'Decrypting before Bletchley - Room 40 during WW1' (David W Brown)
Helen Mabon gives the vote of thanks after 'Decrypting before Bletchley - Room 40 during WW1' (David W Brown)

The Goudie Lectures

Although it is wonderful to have our own permanent home, we soon realised that we had our own permanent overheads as well... As we were very reluctant to charge our members and supporters more than they already generously gave, we discussed other ways of filling our coffers. We eventually hit on the idea of a monthly Lecture Programme, open to the general public. This has been a huge success and goes a long way towards making the ends meet!

We call the Programme ‘The Goudie Lectures’, in remembrance of the Museum’s greatest benefactor, Dr. George Goudie, without whose very generous financial help, we would have been unable to buy our Burntisland home.

We started by aiming high... The very first Goudie Lecture in January 2009 was given by Professor Anne Glover, Chief Scientific Adviser to the Scottish Government, whose talk ‘Having Fun Communicating Science’ set a very high standard.

We are delighted to say that this high standard has been maintained, with some lectures being fully booked in advance. We keep the topics as varied as possible, so as to appeal to a wide audience - we've had talks about everything from scientific work in Antarctica to shipwrecks, linoleum, code-breaking, film making, the replacement Forth River Crossing and the Aurora Borealis!

We'd be pleased to see you at our next lecture - see our 'News' page for latest details.