Talk by Helen Williams

As part of the Nation­al Trust for Scot­land’s Glad­stone’s Land Lec­ture Series, the Trust’s Hon­orary Sec­re­tary, Helen S Williams will be giv­ing a talk on August 31 on Edin­burgh’s Print Work­ers and their Organ­i­sa­tions. Print­ers had a tra­di­tion of col­lec­tive organ­i­sa­tion: the typo­graph­i­cal soci­eties, which lat­er became the print unions, oper­at­ed as wel­fare organ­i­sa­tions for mem­bers and their depen­dents before the wel­fare state. This talk will look at the typo­graph­i­cal soci­eties and the activ­i­ties of the work­ers in one of Edin­burgh’s most impor­tant indus­tries. For more details and how to book see the Glad­stone’s Land Eventbrite page.