Centre for Robert Burns Studies in the media
Since it was established in July 2007, the Centre's conferences, high-profile performance events, publications and research excellence have ensured plenty of media and press attention.
Click on the links below to read articles about, and stemming from, the work of the Centre:
Robert Burns connections with Catholicism and Scottish seminary revealed (Scottish Catholic Observer) 25 January 2019
#TAETHEBARD Robert Burns podcasts see Scots creative voices bring The Bard into 21st century (The Scottish Sun) 23 January 2019
New podcast series launched to celebrate the life of Robert Burns (The Sunday Post) 22 January 2019
Robert Burns 'may have had bipolar disorder' (BBC) 12 June 2018
How much is Robert Burns worth to Scotland? (The Herald) 14 May 2018
Study into economic impact and potential of Robert Burns (BBC) 14 May 2018
Robert Burns' politics were 'open secret' to civil service (The Scotsman) 5 February 2018
Robert Burns hid his radical politics in plain sight, says university academic (Daily Record) 5 February 2018
Dr Pauline Mackay takes questions on the Bard! (Daily Record) 24 January 2018
Robert Burns letters ‘shed fresh ray of light’ on Scotland’s national poet (The Sunday Post) 24 January 2018
Robert Burns was no peasant poet, he was a master of self-promotion by Murray Pittock (The Conversation) 24 January 2018
Kilwinning woman's rare collection of Burns in braille presented to university (Irvine Times) 22 October 2017
Robert Burns and the fight to end slavery (BBC) 25 January 2017
New Glasgow University project addresses debate over whether Robert Burns had bipolar disorder (The Herald) 8 January 2017
Robert Burns songs re-recorded in their original, genteel context (The Guardian) 22 September 2016
Listen: Roberts Burns songs as they were originally intended (The Herald) 22 September 2016
Only surviving copy of rare Robert Burns manuscript on display in Paisley Museum (Daily Record) 21 January 2016
Shakespeare and Burns: two literary giants to be compared and contrasted at special conference (The Herald) 16 January 2016
How Robert Burns trod a path to the door of Scotland’s rich and influential (The Guardian) 25 January 2015
Kirsteen McCue is first woman to address Burns club (BBC) 23 January 2015
Was Robert Burns' infamous 'blue devilism' a sign of bipolar disorder? (The Independent) 29 May 2014
In the build-up to the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum, Dr Kirsteen McCue entered the debate on how Burns would have voted.
Nigel Leask is interviewed on Good Morning Scotland, BBC Radio Scotland, 21 June 2013, about Robert Burns and India, and the Scottish colonial experience.
'In Search of Robert Burns', STV, 22 January 2013 (8pm). This programme included interviews with Dr Rhona Brown, Professor Nigel Leask, Dr Pauline Mackay, and Dr Kirsteen McCue.
'Watching Ourselves: 60 Years of TV in Scotland', BBC One, 25 January 2013 (7.30pm). This programme featured Dr Kirsteen McCue, Co-Director of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies.
'View Wildman Kyle Falconer is the new Rabbie Burns' (The Sun) 25 January 2013
It's the digital age for a' that (Evening Times) 3 October 2012
Database planned for Robert Burns manuscripts (BBC) 2 October 2012
Food symbolism: why do we give food meaning? (BBC) Anna-Louise Taylor, 23 January 2012
'Today Robert Burns might have been in Barlinnie Prison writing his jail diaries' (Scotland on Sunday) Alistair Fraser, 22 January 2012
Yes, we deserve to have such a genius as Robert Burns in our midst (Herald Scotland) Nigel Leask, 20 January 2012
Robert Burns project awarded £1m grant (BBC Scotland) 20 February 2011
Robert Burns book project awarded £1m grant (Manchester Wired) 20 February 2011