Busy week for Burns Studies!

Published: 2 February 2012

It’s been a hectic time for the Centre for Robert Burns Studies as they celebrated the week surrounding Burns Night

Robert Burns stained glass With Rabbie Burns’ birth celebrated on the 25th January, the Centre for Robert Burns Studies at the University has had a busy period promoting the life and works of the Bard.

The celebrations began on the 14 January with a major conference which focused the objects he came across and prized throughout his life.

The Co-Directors of the centre, Professor Gerry Carruthers, Dr Kirsteen McCue, Professor Murray Pittock, Professor Nigel Leask and Dr Pauline MacKay have all been busy raising the profile of the centre and speaking at a variety of events over this period.  They have commented on radio and television as well as recited the Bard’s poetry at various events including the Lord Provost of Glasgow’s Burns Supper.  Most notable, however, was an online reading that formed part of a world record attempt for the longest continuous recitation of Burns: 4hrs, 12 minutes and 27 seconds!

For more information on the centre, go to http://www.gla.ac.uk/schools/critical/research/researchcentresandnetworks/robertburnsstudies/

First published: 2 February 2012

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