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STAPT Winter Talks 2023: “Sir Robert Lorimer, Hill of Tarvit and the Sharp Family” Dr Ian Buchanan Smith
February 21 @ 2:30 pm - 5:00 pm£3 – £5
In this talk Ian will present a brief introduction on Lorimer and his work, followed by an outline of his design for Hill of Tarvit and the characteristics of the resultant house. The final section will be on the Sharp family who commissioned the design and construction of Hill of Tarvit, principally Frederick, Beatrice and their two children, Hugh and Elisabeth, but reference will also be made to the previous generations of Sharps who had established the family fortunes
£3 for Members, £5 for Non Members
Dr. Ian Buchanan Smith, Doctorate in Japanese Studies (Stirling University,1996), University Lecturer at Queen Margarets University College, Edinburgh, at Daito Bunka University, Tokyo and at Edinburgh Napier University (1989 – 2012).In retirement, my research interests have been in the following areas; Links between Scotland in Japan, 20C Art History, and Fife related local history. I live on my own in Kingsbarns in a house acquired in 1995, am a member of the New Golf Club of St. Andrews, am a Friend of the National Trust for Scotland and, of course, of the St. Andrews Preservation Trust.