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The Golden Stool - Britain's Forgotten War in Asanteland, 1900

The Golden Stool - Britain's Forgotten War in Asanteland, 1900


Lauriston Castle
[Lecture]

Who is this for? - All
Opening Hours: 10.30am
Dates:Fri 28 July 2017
Cost:  £9

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True story of colonial conflict

The true and bizarre story of one of Britain's least known colonial conflicts. The Governor of the Gold Coast, Sir Frederick Mitchell Hodgson, could have scarcely foreseen that thousands would perish by his demand to sit on an ancient tribal stool.

David Clarke is a historian and specialist in the military conflicts of the late Victorian British Empire and the Great War. He is a teacher in Edinburgh.

All of our lecture mornings cost £9 and include a friendly lecture where you have the opportunity to meet our guest lecturer, have coffee and cakes and get a special tour. 

Take advantage of our special offer, book 10 lectures for £80

Pre-booking and advance payment is essential.

To book:

Online at Usher Hall and enter Lauriston Castle in the search box.
By phone on 0131 228 1155 (opening hours Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5.30pm
In person at the Box Office, Usher Hall, Lothian Road, EH1 2EA (opening hours Monday - Saturday, 10am - 5.30pm)

For further information (non-booking information) about this event contact Margaret Findlay, Learning and Programmes Manager on 0131 529 3963 or email Margaret Findlay

 

Driftwood Christmas Trees

Driftwood Christmas Trees


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Christmas craft activity

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Sat 9 December 2017
Cost:  £30

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A Magical Family Christmas

A Magical Family Christmas


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Seasonal, traditional activities

Who is this for? - Families
Opening Hours: 10am - 1pm
Dates:Sun 10 December 2017
Cost:  £7 per person

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Scandi Christmas Home Decor

Scandi Christmas Home Decor


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Christmas craft activity

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Mon 11 December 2017
Cost:  £22

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Frosted Pinecones and Stars Light Garland

Frosted Pinecones and Stars Light Garland


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Christmas craft activity

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Fri 15 December 2017
Cost:  £35

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Christmas Wreaths

Christmas Wreaths


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Christmas craft activity

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Sat 16 December 2017
Cost:  £35

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Magical Wreaths

Magical Wreaths


Lauriston Castle
[Workshop]

Christmas craft activity

Who is this for? - Adults
Opening Hours: 10.30am - 3.30pm
Dates:Sun 17 December 2017
Cost:  £35

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