30/10/2015 - Thomas Muir Symposium
Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow, presents a
Thomas Muir Symposium, Friday 30th October 2015
An event to commemorate the 250th anniversary of the birth of Thomas Muir (1765-1799)
CTT MAIN BLD: 255 HUMANITY Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow
Tea and Coffee from 12.15
1.00 Introduction. Gerard Carruthers (University of Glasgow) and Jimmy Watson (Chair, Friends of Thomas Muir)
1.10-1.40 Gerard Carruthers & Satinder Kaur (University of Glasgow), 'Thomas Muir and Student Politics at the University of Glasgow'
1.40-2.10 Colin Kidd (University of St Andrews), 'The Ecclesiastical Context: Auld Lichts and New Lichts'
2.10-2.40 Rhona Brown (University of Glasgow), 'Thomas Muir in the Edinburgh Gazetteer'
2.40-3.00 TEA & COFFEE
3.00-3.20 Songs by Wendy Weatherby
3.20-3.50 Gordon Pentland (University of Edinburgh), 'Thomas Muir & Constitutionalism'
3.50-4.20 David Brown (National Records of Scotland), 'The Dundassian Domination’; Henry Dundas’s Scottish Rule, 1783-1807'
4.20-4.50 Roundtable Discussion chaired by Nigel Leask (University of Glasgow)
ADMISSION FREE but please book places.
First published: 23 October 2015
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