Events and meetings in 2017/18:

Please note that members may bring a friend to the Annual General Meeting talk, but for other events any accompanying friend(s) will be invited to make a donation of £5 to the Friends.


Current Exhibition:

How? Why? What? – Educational Illustration from University Collections

Cost: Free

Times: Monday-Saturday 10am-5pm

Dates: 30 March – 30 June 2018

Location: University of Edinburgh Main Library Exhibition Gallery (ground floor at George Square Entrance)

In partnership with Edinburgh College of Art.


Filled with illustrated school texts, how-to-guides, scientific diagrams, and children’s picture books, How? Why? What? explores the many ways in which drawn and painted images were used to enhance different forms and stages of learning in the mid-20th century.


Details of  events during the 2018-2019 season will be posted in late summer.


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  • Except where indicated, all images were created by the Digital Imaging Unit, Centre for Research Collections, Edinburgh University Library and are © The University of Edinburgh.