31 March 2020ONLINE GOLOGY
Join Angus Miller for a live, online Scottish Geology talk at 4.00pm on 3rd April on the making of the Isles of Eigg and Rhum with time afterwards for questions and discussion. This ad-hoc series will continue while we are in lockdown and as long as there is demand! Let Angus know if there is a particular topic you’d like him to address. Dates and topics will be advertised here.
To join in, email firstname.lastname@example.org. He will send you a Zoom link, and you can join in on your PC, laptop, tablet or phone. If this is the first time you have used Zoom, you may need to install a browser plugin or app. You will be able to see the on-screen presentation and other participants, although you can switch off your video if you prefer.
There is no fixed fee for these lectures, a contribution of £5 – £10 would be appreciated but if money is tight, please join in anyway. Students and young people particularly welcome for free. Payments can be made by Paypal or bank transfer.
19 March 2020AGM ON HOLD
Dear members of The Friends
AGM ON HOLD
You will not be surprised to learn that we are compelled to postpone our Annual General Meeting, scheduled for 16th May, until later in the year because of Covid-19. We do this with a heavy heart because this year the Friends is involved with a number of extremely important projects which the AGM provided a perfect opportunity to discuss and take decisions on.
These include the Hugh Miller Writing Competition, the Hugh Miller Museum 'Miller Retold' project, the "Eliza's Path" railing at the Old St Regulus Burial Ground, and the next Nigel Trewin Memorial Lecture. We sincerely hope the Trewin Lecture, to be given by Dr Nick Fraser, Keeper of Natural Sciences, scheduled for 25th September in the NMS Auditorium can still take place. We will endeavour to consult you on these matters by telephone and email, and through the web as much as we possibly can, and will keep you posted on the hoped-for reconvening of the AGM at a later date. We will continue to produce the Hugh's News magazine, and keep the website updated.
Best wishes to all our members to stay safe and healthy.
Secretary, The Friends of Hugh Miller
c/o Russell House
55 Shore Street
CROMARTY IV11 8XL
20 February 2020MILLER SPECIAL EDITION ONLINE
CURATOR SPECIAL EDITION NOW ONLINE
Please note that the Hugh Miller Special Edition of the Geologica Curator is now available to study free online via https://www.geocurator.org/news, while still available to purchase (see BOOKSHOP item 3).
26 January 2020SECOND TREWIN LECTURE
Friday, 25th September
TOP SPEAKER FOR TREWIN PUBLIC ADDRESS
We, in partnership with Edinburgh Geological Society, will hold our second Nigel Trewin Memorial Lecture in Edinburgh on September 25th. The speaker will be Dr Nick Fraser, Keeper of Natural Sciences, National Museum of Scotland. The venue will be the NMS auditorium. The event will be open to the public, admission free. Please bring along colleagues and friends.
26 January 2020MILLER WRITING PRIZES
Friday, 19th June
WRITING PRIZES TO BE REARRANGED
The prize-giving ceremony of the Hugh Miller Writing Competition scheduled to take place on 19th June at Dynamic Earth, Edinburgh has been cancelled, and alternative arrangements for the winners and competition supporters will be made known at a later date.