By Philip Long, OBE
Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland

Philip Long, OBE Chief Executive of the National Trust for Scotland

The Love of Scotland: artistic fascination with Scotland’s landscape as a source for creative inspiration and ideas for centuries.

7pm, 21 October 2021
St Cecilia’s Hall, 50 Niddry Street,
Old Town, Edinburgh, EH1 1LG

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The Friends of Edinburgh University Visual Arts (FEUVA) are delighted to announce the David Talbot Rice Memorial Lecture 2021, a prestigious public lecture held annually within The University of Edinburgh.

This year the speaker is Philip Long OBE. Prior to his appointment to the National Trust for Scotland, Philip Long was the founding director of the V&A in Dundee where, under his leadership, the museum received international critical recognition. Formerly he was a senior curator at the National Galleries of Scotland.

Past speakers, who are leading figures in the arts and culture, have included Ms Fiona Hyslop, formerly Scottish Minister for Culture and External Affairs, Sean Rainbird, Director of the National Gallery of Ireland, Tessa Giblin, Director of the Talbot Rice Gallery and Sir Tim O’Shea, the former principal of the University of Edinburgh.

FEUVA is a charity founded to support the visual arts within the University of Edinburgh.


    • Donate annual student prizes to graduating students
    • Contribute towards the cost of acquisitions to the University’s art collections and to the cost of related publications.
    • Host an annual events programme, lectures, and field trips.

During the pandemic, FEUVA produced a series of short films of interviews with artists made by Edinburgh College of Art students.

Please note: All enquiries regarding FEUVA’s events should be directed to The Secretary, Margaret Stewart ( or to the web manager, Edith Reyntiens, using our contact form