What Glass has done for Edinburgh, and what Edinburgh has done for Glass

When & Where

Thursday, 18 April 2019 - 2:00pm to 3:00pm
National Records of Scotland, New Register House, 3 West Register Street, Edinburgh, EH1 3YY

Event Details

Dr Jill Turnbull

Glass is such a normal part of our lives that we take it completely for granted, but it was not always so. In the 17th century few people had windows, street lighting was virtually non-existent and glass was an expensive luxury. This talk will look at the transformation of Edinburgh, as glass became cheaper and architects and designers embraced new possibilities. The city is full of interesting glass, the functional which we barely notice as we walk around, and the decorative, including some amazing stained glass which merits a special visit. It is also home to the glass department at the Edinburgh College of Art, responsible for training many of the artists whose work we enjoy today.

There will be time given at the end for questions.

To book, please visit: https://www.nrscotland.gov.uk/research/visit-us/events-talks-and-visits. Attendees can also turn up on the day and any remaining spaces will be allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.


Jocelyn Grant
0131 535 1374



Event Location

National Records of Scotland
New Register House
3 West Register Street


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