Past Events

Events hosted by the Trust in the past:


19/05/2022 7:00 pm

Dundee entrepreneur Chris van der Kuyl will join us in May. In addition to his role as chairman of 4J Studios (developers of Minecraft), Chris co-owns Water’s Edge at Camperdown Dock. The transformation of these previously run-down transit sheds to a high-quality commercial development will be at the centre of his talk. Members may remember […]

21/04/2022 7:00 pm

Our Annual General Meeting will be followed (at 7.40 pm) by a talk by retired City Archivist Iain Flett, who is well known to many of our members. Iain will outline the history of the ancient central burial ground, the Howff, which dates back to the sixteenth century. Note this talk replaces our previously-billed event […]

17/03/2022 7:00 pm

When the Dundee and Arbroath Railway opened in 1838, few could have imagined it to be anything other than a local transport enterprise. The concept of a national rail network had scarcely formed; but in little more than ten years the ‘D&A’ was to become established as a strategically important main line. Civic Trust member […]

17/02/2022 7:00 pm

Patricia Keppie, one of the Commonwealth War Graves Commission’s regional coordinators, will be accompanied by a local Dundee volunteer to outline the important work of the Commission and its educational charity, the Commonwealth War Graves Foundation. This will cover the history of the CWGC and its ongoing work, including its early challenges, and will also […]

18/11/2021 7:00 pm

The second of Dundee Civic Trust’s popular series of winter evening talks will take place on Thursday 18 November 2021 at our usual venue of the Dundee Art Society gallery, 17 Roseangle. HMS Unicorn is well-known to Dundonians as the old ‘wooden wall’ in Dundee docks but her true international importance is still very little […]

21/10/2021 7:00 pm

A talk by Dr Husam AlWaer Dundee Art Society Gallery, 17 Roseangle After the loss of the 2020-21 season, we plan to resume our programme of evening talks on Thursday 21 October 2021. Dr Husam AlWaer’s presentation will challenge us to consider the benefits of living locally and will examine the need to redesign how […]

24/02/2021 2:30 pm

The Dundee Civic Trust joint meeting with the Friends of Dundee Heritage Trust will be hosted this year by the Friends, using Zoom. Our members will have received an invitation to join this event at 2.30 pm on Wednesday 24 February. The speaker, Matthew Jarron, is Curator of Museum Services at the University of Dundee […]

V&A Museum Dundee
20/02/2020 7:00 pm

Philip Long is well-known to Dundonians as the Director of the dramatic new V&A Dundee and has managed this key Dundee project from its very earliest days. It will have been open for a little over a year and Philip will give us an update on the progress of this important and challenging Dundee Waterfront […]

16/01/2020 7:00 pm

Trustees Peter Webber and Derek Simpson from Dundee Museum of Transport will explain how the transport museum has established itself as one of the city’s most popular attractions and describe their detailed plans for development of the old Maryfield tram sheds.

21/11/2019 7:00 pm

Scotland had its own native architecture with a critical period 1570 -1620 when architects explored complex spatial and aesthetic principles well ahead of their time. Architect Crichton Wood will show Robert Adam flirting with the style, David Bryce developing the style, both in bad and good ways, and Macintosh & Lorimer continuing and developing the […]

31/10/2019 7:00 pm

DCT awards for buildings and projects completed between June 2017 and May 2019 that have made a beneficial contribution to the environment of the city.

17/10/2019 7:00 pm

“The high street has suffered from 50 years of benign – and not so benign-neglect. We can continue to patch and mend or we can start thinking more radically. That is, if we feel there is any value at all in having high streets?” Professor Sparks is Professor of Retail Studies at the University of […]