The Edwin Morgan 100 Conference - Monday 27th - Tuesday 28th April 2020

Published: 16 May 2019

The University of Glasgow marks the centenary of the birth of Edwin Morgan with an international conference


Edwin Morgan 100 Conf


University of Glasgow statement on the Edwin Morgan 100 Conference

After careful consideration, the University of Glasgow has made the difficult decision to cancel the Edwin Morgan 100 Conference.

The event was due to take place at the University of Glasgow on 27 to 28 April 2020 .

The organisers of the conference hope to work to reschedule their event at a later, yet to be decided, date.

The decision to postpone the conference 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 the conference which would have had delegates from around the world travelling to Glasgow.

We are very disappointed that we are unable to hold this event 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.


The centenary of the birth of Edwin Morgan (1920-2010), one of Scotland’s best-known and most distinguished poets and the first National Poet, falls in 2020.

The University of Glasgow will mark this centenary by bringing together academics, writers, and publishers in Morgan’s home city to celebrate his life and the wide range of his work as poet, playwright, educator, and critic. An international conference will take place at the University of Glasgow Monday 27th—Tuesday 28th April 2020. Delegates are invited to a Civic Reception at the City Chambers in Glasgow on the evening of Monday 27th April.

Edwin Morgan 100 conference programme

The conference is part of a programme of events celebrating the centenary supported by the Edwin Morgan Trust in association with Creative Scotland, National Library of Scotland, and Glasgow Life: The Mitchell Library, Special Collections.

Any queries, please contact organisers at

First published: 16 May 2019