thomas muir fetival 2018

Wednesday 7th November 2018,  12.45pm – 4.30pm

Boclair Academy
Inveroran Drive
G61 2PL


Scottish Political Poetry, Song and the Franchise 1832-1918

You are warmly invited to attend 

the 8th in the annual series of Friends of Thomas Muir symposia

This year the main focus will be on the work of a current cross-institutional research project The People’s Voice: Scottish Political Poetry, Song and the Franchise 1832-1918, funded by the Carnegie Trust.

The project covers the various roles that poetry and song cultures played in Scottish popular politics during the Victorian and Edwardian years.

Afternoon includes talks and music

Speakers will include:

Professor Gerard Carruthers (University of Glasgow), with his ‘Reflections on the People’s Voice Project’.  (Podcast:Jim and Pat’s West End Chat: Jim chats to Prof Gerry Carruthers)

Duncan Hotchkiss (University of Stirling) on ‘Rediscovering Voices in the Gardyne Collection of Scottish Poetry’ (Mitchell Library).

Professor Kirstie Blair (University of Strathclyde) on ‘Working Class Poetry and Politics’.

There will also be contributions by
Boclair Academy Pupils,
including musical performances.

Parking available

Please RSVP to FOTM Secretary Don Martin email address: [email protected] 

Friends and guests are very welcome to attend, please let Don have names of those attending.

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