The 118-day siege was the first moment when the horrors of 20th c. warfare were visited on a civilian population, stranding the British army and the local population- black and white- against a tide of invading Boer. 

All events in our lecture series include an opportunity to meet the guest lecturer, coffee and cakes and a special tour of the Castle.

About the lecturer

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.

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The Siege of Ladysmith

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Corstorphine Transport Through the Ages

Tuesday 21 August 2018, 10:30am

Join us on a voyage through the centuries... 

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The Life and Times of HMS Unicorn

Tuesday 16 October 2018, 10:30am

Discover one of the oldest ships in the world still afloat...

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