This year, the University is celebrating the life and work of Scotland's most famous poet in a host of ways. On Burns Night itself, we are launching the Robert Burns: Poems, Songs and Legacy MOOC; a free online course exploring the life and works of the Scottish bard. Burns' work was also discussed alongside that of William Shakespeare when leading academics gathered in Burns' birthplace to compare and contrast the two literary greats. In addition, staff and students, including University Principal and Vice-Chancellor Anton Muscatelli, chose to honour Burns with a special rendition of his most famous poem 'Auld Lang Syne.'
Robert Burns Events at the University
- Two Bards: Burns and Shakespeare - 16th January 2016
- Night at the Museum: Robert Burns - 22nd January 2016
- Robert Burns MOOC launches - 25th January 2016
- Burns' Night Ceilidh for Chevening scholars - 29th January 2016