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Costume Society Scotland


Monthly Guest Speakers

Monday nights at 19:00


Events programme 2021/22






Monday 7th October 2019

Milford's Shirts: Scotland, Linen and Clothing the Enslaved

Dr Sally Tuckett

Lecturer in Dress & Textile History, University of Glasgow


Monday 4th November 2019

Fabric design and decoration on vintage Kimono

Sue Selwyn

Former Museum Curator & Head of Cultural Services and avid textile collector


Monday 2nd December 2019 - 19:00 (note earlier time)

Xmas party - Cocktail theme, details here


Monday 6th January 2020

'Better is the Proud Plaid'

Clothing and tartans worn by the Jacobite forces in the '45'

Jenn Scott



Monday 3rd February 2020

‘Thinking about Fashion through the Collection

of the National Galleries of Scotland.’

Professor Chris Breward

Director of Collection and Research at the National Galleries of Scotland


Monday 2nd March 2020

‘Little Black Dress’

Georgina Ripley

Senior Curator, Modern and Contemporary Fashion and Textiles, National Museum of Scotland

If you own a LBD please wear it!


April 2020 - May 2021 - no meetings held due to Covid-19 pandemic























Accessories presentation part one - by Judith Hallam


Accessories presentation part two - by Judith Hallam



Monday 4th October 2021 19:00

'Proliferation of hydros in Scotland in the 19th Century'

Jane Tulloch



Monday 1st  November 2021 19:00

'Scottish Jewellery and Gems'

Alistir Tait



Monday 6th December 2021 19:00

Christmas party - theme to be announced


Monday 10th January 2022 19:00

‘Costumes and embroidery from Turkey and Palestine early to mid-twentieth century’

Janet CM Starkey MA, MPhil, PhD

Retired Lecturer in Anthropology, Durham University


Monday 7th February 2022 19:00

'Amidst Flowers and Leafy Trees'

Garden scenes in Iranian dress and textiles

Friederike Voigt

Principal Curator, Middle East and South Asia, Department of World Studies, NMS


Monday 7th March 2022 19:00

‘Unpacking Tutankhamun’s Wardrobe'

Rosalind Janssen, BA, MA, MSc, MTeach, MTh, PGCE, SFHEA 

Honorary Lecturer, UCL Institute of Education


Monday 4th April 2022 19:00

Lace is my passion!

Kitty Mason

Lace maker, designer and teacher


Monday 9th May 2022




Previously at Costume Society Scotland



















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