Kilmarnock & District History Group · Kilmarnock · Ayrshire · 

Lecture Programme

Lectures take place fortnightly, on Tuesday evenings between October and March at The Kilmarnock Campus of Ayrshire College, commencing at 7.30pm. We generally have an attendance of between 75 and 100 members at our meetings which last no more than 90 minutes. 

Non-members are welcome to attend any lectures which may appeal to them, but please remember that we have costs to cover and that we usually ask for a £3 donation in our tin at the end of the night.        

Syllabus 2017 - 18

3 October          John Harris                             Rudolf Hess

17 October        Prof Evan Mawsley               The Russian Revolution  (venue - Park Hotel, Kilmarnock)

31 October        Richard Crawford                  Martin Luther & his 95 Theses

14 November    Jeremy Wyatt                        The Gaiety

28 November   Gargieston Primary              The Grammar School & World War 2

12 December    David Walker                         Glasgow’s Hidden Treasures


16 January          Andrew Dick                          Ayrshire Mining

30 January        Vic Michel                               The Scottish Railway Preservation Society

14 February       Amanda Simpson                 Ardrossan Castle   NB - At Park Hotel on Wednesday 14th February

27 February       Ian Kennedy                          The Caldwells – A Family of Troon & Empire

13 March             Iain McGillivray                     Alexander Greek Thomson

27 March            Barbara Graham                  Women Munitions Workers in WWI


Please note that the AGM will take place at 7.30pm on 27th March prior to the final talk. This normally takes about 15 minutes.