Stories from Glasgow: Episode three – Curious Travellers
Published: 30 October 2023
Professor Nigel Leask and Professor Mary-Ann Constantine tell the story of naturalist and antiquarian Thomas Pennant.
Join us as we journey around Scotland with Professor Nigel Leask and Professor Mary-Ann Constantine. They tell the story of naturalist and antiquarian Thomas Pennant.
From negotiating language barriers and travelling with illustrators, to creating a network of correspondence to sate his curiosity. Pennant explored Scotland long before his contemporary, Samuel Johnson made his tour of the western isles.
Professors Leask and Constantine share some of Pennant’s travel writing and thoughts from his tours of Scotland and Wales. They reflect on how curious traveller, Pennant, inspired and influenced travel writing and tourism.
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First published: 30 October 2023