Thomas Muir Symposium University of Glasgow, 30 October, 2015

JIM-BYRNE-GLASGOW-UNIThomas Muir Symposium – 30 October 2015

Friday 30th October 2015
Tea & coffee from 12.15, programme begins at 1 pm.
University of Glasgow (in association with the Friends of Thomas Muir)

The Centre for Robert Burns Studies, in association with the Friends of Thomas Muir, will host a Thomas Muir Symposium to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Muir’s birth.

The event will be comprised of series of papers by Colin Kidd (University of St Andrews), David Brown (National records of Scotland) Gordon Pentland (University of Edinburgh) & Rhona Brown, Gerard Carruthers & Satinder Kaur (University of Glasgow).

CTT MAIN BLD: 255 HUMANITY Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow

The Humanities Lecture Theatre, G255, West Quadrangle, University Avenue, G12.


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)

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