UofG statement on Outlander and Edwin Morgan 100 conferences

Issued: Mon, 16 Mar 2020 13:00:00 GMT

After careful consideration, the University of Glasgow has made the difficult decision to cancel two international conferences it was organising and hosting - the Outlander Conference Glasgow 2020 and the Edwin Morgan 100 Conference.

Both events were due to take place at the University of Glasgow – the Edwin Morgan 100 Conference on 27-28 April 2020 and the Outlander Conference Glasgow was scheduled for 2-6 June 2020.

The organisers of both conferences hope to work to reschedule their events at a later, yet to be decided, date.

The decision to postpone the conferences follows increased concerns about the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak. It was felt this was the best way to proceed for everyone due to take part in both conferences which would have had delegates from around the world travelling to Glasgow.

We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold these events at the moment and know this disappointment will also be shared by those hoping to attend. But we feel it’s the right decision based on the information we have today relating to the global outbreak.

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