NAOMI MITCHISON MEMORIAL LECTURE 2005

NAOMI MITCHISON MEMORIAL LECTURE 2005

Issued: Thu, 27 Oct 2005 00:00:00 BST

James Hunter will give this year's annual Naomi Mitchison Memorial Lecture, entitled:
VILLAGE HALL VISIONARY: Naomi Mitchison and the beginnings of Highland regeneration
6 for 6.30pm in the Western Infirmary Lecture Theatre (WILT).

James Hunter, former chairman of Highlands and Islands Enterprise, the Inverness-based development and training agency for the North of Scotland, is a freelance historian and author. He has written ten books on Highlands and Islands themes - including A Dance Called America, The Making of the Crofting Community and most recently Scottish Exodus. James Hunter was born and brought up in Duror, North Argyll, and educated at Oban High School and Aberdeen and Edinburgh Universities. He has been a journalist and broadcaster and was the first director of the Scottish Crofters Union (now the Scottish Crofting Foundation) which he helped set up. A longstanding campaigner for land reform of the sort now resulting in community ownership of localities like Knoydart and Gigha, James Hunter has a detailed knowledge of developmental, environmental and related issues.

Organised by the School of English and Scottish Language and Literature, with Scottish PEN


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