2017 was the 150th anniversary of the founding of PSNS – and to celebrate the occasion we invited a special guest to be the first speaker in our ‘Curious Minds’ lecture series. Dame Evelyn Glennie talked about how she overcame profound deafness to become the World’s leading solo percussionist. The evening took the form of a conversation, with a musical interlude by the Perth & Kinross Schools Percussion Ensemble. Dame Evelyn talked about her life journey, gave musical demonstrations, and took questions from the audience.


Dame Evelyn was the first of a great line-up of fascinating speakers in our Curious Minds series.

The full programme, with ticket information, can be found on the Curious Minds page.

Each PSNS Section has its own programme of talks and excursions listed on their individual pages on this site (see header for links). You can also download a pdf version listing all the section talks by clicking on the link below:
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A special public lecture, ‘Projet Jade‘ by Dr Alison Sheridan, on Stone Age jade axeheads found in Scotland, will be held at Birnam Arts on Thursday 12th April 7.30pm. See the Birnam Arts website for further information and booking information.