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TIME-LINES – Drafts

TIME ‘LINE’ FORMAT (limited to 100 entries) PSNS AH Section Botanical Section Ornithological Section Photographic Section Curious Minds CHRONOLIST FORMAT – (number of posts unlimited?) PSNS AH Section Botanical Section Ornithological Section Photographic Section Curious Minds

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2017: The 150th Anniversary of PSNS

  Dame Evelyn Glennie celebrates 150 years of PSNS Describe 150th Anniversary events First Season Curious Minds (link to CM post) PSNS exhibition and reception in Perth Museum and Art Gallery Evelyn Glennie concert PPS Photography Exhibition in 2 High … Continue reading

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2016 – Curious Minds Lecture Series

The winter season keynote talks are rebranded ‘Curious Minds’ and focus on the latest scientific research in Scotland. Continue reading

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1990’s Social Records – Rhoda Fotheringham publishes series of historical guides to Perth

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1984 Social Record: Dr W H Finlay publishes Photographs ‘Heritage of Perth’

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1972 Geology Section formed

The section was closed in 1992, although meetings ceased in the early 1980’s

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1967 100th Anniversary of PSNS

Trees planted on Moncrieff Island

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1963 Ornithology Section hatches

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1957 Botanical Section inaugurated

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1953 Rosalind Franklin maps DNA

Rosalind Franklin’s work to make clearer X-ray patterns of DNA molecules laid the foundation for James Watson and Francis Crick’s suggestion that DNA is a double-helix polymer.

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1953-4 Photographic Section influx Camera Club members

1953-4 Photographic Section strengthened by influx of members of the former Camera Club (Proc, vol 10, xliii).

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1950 Children’s Christmas Lectures

Started as lectures for schools, these annual lectures ran until 1955.  They recommenced 1n 1976 and ran until 1994.

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1948 Archaeological Section formed

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1948 Junior Section reorganised

19 March 1948 Junior Section reorganised at AGM of PSNS (Proc, vol 10, xxxiv).

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1946 Monthly lectures of PSNS recommence.

11 January 1946 First monthly lecture of PSNS since 1940 given by Dr C A Beevers, EdinburghUniversity on “Recent Discoveries in the Atomic Structure of Matter” (Proc, vol 10, xxxiii).

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