However, this being the 450th anniversary of the Scottish reformation, there will be some concentration on topics related to religious issues, ranging from the pre-reformation, medieval period into more modern times. Whilst all talks will be of wide interest, these talks might be of particulary interest to people who are involved with the various congregations today.
On 28 October Michael Giannandrea gave in interesting talk about 'Stirling's Reformation'.
On 27 Jan 2011 Andrew Muirhead will talk about 'Stirling's Churches and the Life of the Burgh'.
On 24 Feb 2011 Prof. Richard Oram (Stirling University) will talk about 'Cambuskenneth Abbey and its Estates, 1140-1560.
But other areas of local interest are not neglected.
On 25 Nov 2010 Peter McNiven (Glasgow University) talked about the medieval place names of Menteith and Stirling. And on 31 March 2011, to bring us into the twentieth century, Sonya Linskaill of Stirling City Heritage Trust, will talk about the work of Sir Frank Mears and Walter Gillespie who created so much of the modern Top of the Town area of Stirling.
Finally, on 28 April, we end the season with another of our ever-popular Members' Nights with several shorter presentations.
All meetings are in the Smith Museum and Art Gallery at 7.30 pm.
Membership is £10 (free for students and people under 18); we ask non-members to make a small contribution to costs.
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The reformers, however, intended to create a single new church, not the great diversity which actually arose over the following centuries.
How to manage such diversity became a major issue in Stirling - and, indeed, throughout Scotland.