Lecture series at the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre 2015-16

The Scottish Jewish Archives Centre is happy to announce a new series of lecture events to be held over the next 12 months, with guest speakers from Glasgow that have reached the top in their field after they left the city.

These lectures form part of a programme of fundraising events planned by a new team of volunteers working with the Archives Committee to raise additional funds. This will help support the increasing demands and workload of the Archives in recording, storing and cataloguing the history of Scottish Jews and Jewish organisations. In addition extra funds will allow researchers and students and members of the public searching for their family stories to access the Archives.

The first of these lectures events will feature Steve Morrison who will speak about growing up in Glasgow, his career and life after he left home.

The date and venue will be 1st November in the Windsor Suite at Eastwood House Giffnock, Glasgow.

Steve Morrison graduated from Edinburgh University in 1969. His media career began as a radio producer with BBC Scotland. In 1974 he joined Granada Film and subsequently held a number of senior positions, becoming Chief Executive in 2001. Steve is the co-founder, former Chair and Chief Executive of All3Media .

He is the current Rector of Edinburgh University.

Steve may be better known in Glasgow as the middle son of the late Michael and Betty Morrison and brother of Ian who ran Michael Morrison’s Deli in Sinclair Drive for many years.

Please join us to hear Steve at this first event on Sunday 1st November at Eastwood House. Doors open at 11am for an 11.30am start; tickets can be obtained from Jane Tobias at 07968 581613, email: jane@janetobias.com or from the Scottish Jewish Archives Centre at 0141-332 4911 email: info@sjac.org.uk. Tickets are £17.50 with reduced rate for Friends of the Archives and full time students (£15); this will include a bagel brunch.

The location has limited capacity so the community is requested to purchase their tickets early to reserve their places.

Planned future speakers for the New Year include Lady Hazel Cosgrove and Lord Ian Livingston; more information will be announced at the first event on 1st November 2015.

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