Franco-Scottish Society
Promoting Scottish and French Culture
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No. 45
29th February 2024
Editor: Tom Wight
Branch News
Our next meeting
The next meeting of the Franco-Scottish Society, Edinburgh Branch, is the annual lunch, Déjeuner des membres on the 13th March at 12.30pm at Luckenbooths restaurant, 329 High Street, Edinburgh.
The committee is very pleased with the response, and so far 25 people (members and guests) have signed up.
Menus will be sent out shortly!
Still on until 2nd March 2024...
Harpsichord en fête
The annual Harpsicord en fête organised by the French institute will take place in St Cecilia’s Hall in Edinburgh on February 29th and March 1st & 2nd.
Tickets are available for booking on the French Institute Website.
Concessionary rates are available for members of the French Institute and for patron members of the FSS Edinburgh and Perth branches.
Quelques mots en français
French Words
Previously on 21st February 2024
4.15pm Wednesday, 21st February 2024
Le Bon David et la France
David Hume's French connections
Walter Perrie (Perth Branch)
Members and *Non-members are welcome
Walter Perrie’s Talk Le Bon David et la France(David Hume’s French Connections) was well received by over 20 attendees, despite the change of date.
For many it was an opportunity to gain insight into Hume’s career and to appreciate his influence in France as an enlightenment philosopher.
His impact on the French enlightenment was significant. The quarrel between Hume and J-J Rousseau enhanced both philosophers’ renown and led to much debate at the time.
Walter’s perfectly fluent French and sound knowledge of the subject were much appreciated.

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