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‘Scotland in the EU – its origin in contrast with the present’

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On 13 January 2015, the Centre was delighted to welcome Jim Sillars (former Deputy Leader of the SNP) to discuss ‘Scotland in the EU – its origin in contrast with the present’, continuing our ‘Scotland and Europe’ series of lectures. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Sillars’ views towards the European Union… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Flying the Flag for the Union? Scotland 2014: Yes or No, What Happens Next?’

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On 11th June 2014, the Centre welcomed Prof. Murray Pittock to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Flying the Flag for the Union? Scotland 2014: Yes or No, What Happens Next?’. This concluded the year’s weekly seminar series and the ‘How British is Scotland?’ series, and follows Prof. Thomas Clancy’s lecture in May. Below is this listener’s… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Celtic Perspectives on Multiculturalism’

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On 20 May 2014, the Centre was pleased to welcome Professor Thomas Clancy to discuss  ‘How British is Scotland? Celtic Perspectives on Multiculturalism’. This was the penultimate lecture in the ‘How British is Scotland?’ series, and followed Professor Driscoll and Dr Campbell’s joint-lecture in April. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. It is probably no… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Archaeological Origins of Scotland’

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On 29 April 2014, the Centre welcomed Prof Stephen Driscoll (Director of the Centre) and Dr Ewan Campbell to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Archaeological Origins of Scotland’. This continued the ongoing ‘How British is Scotland?’ series and follows Prof Bill Sweeney’s lecture. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Prof Driscoll began this… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Britain and Scottish Independence in the Middle Ages’

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On 25 February 2014, the Centre welcomed Professor Dauvit Broun to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Britain and Scottish Independence in the Middle Ages’. This continued the ongoing ‘How British is Scotland?’ mini-series. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Elaborating on many of the ideas and themes from his recent Inaugural Lecture,… Continue reading

‘How British Is Scotland? Anglification and the Arts of Resistance’

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On 4 February 2014, the Centre was pleased to welcome Professor Alan Riach to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Anglification and the Arts of Resistance’. This was the second-part of the ‘How British is Scotland?’ series which runs throughout the year. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Beginning with a proposition–that a… Continue reading

‘How British is Scotland? Romancing the Union’

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On 14 January 2014, the Centre was pleased to welcome one of its members, Dr Catriona Macdonald, to discuss ‘How British is Scotland? Romancing the Union’ . This lecture marked the beginning of our 2014 seminar series and the new ‘How British is Scotland’ mini-series which will run through to June. Below is this listener’s… Continue reading

‘1979: Scotland’s First Constitutional Referendum’

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On 5 November 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome journalist and writer, Jackie Kemp, who discussed ‘1979: Scotland’s First Constitutional Referendum’. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Jackie began her lecture by quoting the Danish philosopher Søren Kierkegaard: “Life must be lived forward, but can only be understood backwards”. Living as we are in… Continue reading

Scotland and the Commonwealth: ‘Before Commonwealth: Early Imperial Scotland’

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On 15th October 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Dr Andrew MacKillop (University of Aberdeen) who discussed ‘Before Commonwealth: Early Imperial Scotland’. This lecture continued the ‘Scotland and the Commonwealth’ mini-series convened by Dr Lizanne Henderson. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Like Professor Finlay last week, Dr MacKillop stressed his talk focused… Continue reading

Vox Populi: ‘The referendum of 1997: the settled will of the Scottish people?’.

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On 21 May 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome the BBC’s Brian Taylor who discussed,  ‘The referendum of 1997: the settled will of the Scottish people?’, as the final seminar in the Vox Populi series which has ran for the last nine months. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. Tony Blair came to power… Continue reading