5.30pm – 7.00pm, followed by a wine and nibbles reception in the Foyer of Adam House.


Unravelling the spirit of place at Edinburgh’s Old College

This masterclass will explore the history and significance of 500 years of education on the site of Edinburgh’s Old College, corroborating findings from historical sources, historical building surveys and a major archaeological programme.

Tom Addyman has worked in archaeology, heritage and architectural conservation for 25 years and has long specialised in the recording and analysis of historic buildings. After undergraduate study of Archaeology and Anthropology, he gained an MA (with distinction) in the Conservation of Historic Buildings (York University). He has extensive overseas work experience (USA, Central America, Puerto Rico, India and elsewhere), and throughout Scotland and the British Isles on many important sites and structures, for example: Queensberry House (Scottish Parliament), Brodick Castle, Craigievar Castle, Newhailes House and Estate, amongst others, for the NTS; Lindisfarne Castle (NT); major excavations at Old College Quadrangle (Edinburgh University).