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2010 Outreach Programme:  Talks

7 July 2010


LHSA has been invited to present several talks this year to various groups such as local history societies, museums and NHS groups.  We have also given talks at Edinburgh University Main Library where we are based. The talks typically provide information on the archival aspects of our work.  They also include examples of our records and a history of the topic compiled using research conducted in the Archive.

We also give talks on the conservation and preservation of LHSA’s collections such as current practices and how to prepare for exhibition. The five talks given so far are listed below. A sixth, to Portobello History Society, is due to take place in November 2010.


  • The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and the Miners, c1900-1950 (a large excerpt of this forms one of the ‘Tales from the Archive’ on this website)
  • The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and Women, 1870-1950
  • Preparing for display: one of the Masterpieces Curators’ Talks Series
  • Practices in conservation and preservation (for the Friends of Edinburgh University Library, and as part of a Preservation Advisory Centre course for archivists and librarians on preservation basics)
  • The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and its Volunteers, 1937-2010


Nurses at Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh shop, c1960



Nurses at RIE Shop, c.1960 (taken from talk ‘The Royal Infirmary of Edinburgh and its Volunteers, 1937-2010’)