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‘Roderick MacLean of Iona (d. 1553): a renaissance Humanist from the Western Isles’

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On 22 March, 2016, the Centre for Scottish and Celtic Studies welcomed Alan Macquarrie to discuss ‘Roderick MacLean of Iona (d. 1553): a renaissance Humanist from the Western Isles’ for the Second Annual John Durkan Memorial Lecture.  Dr. John Durkan was Senior Research Fellow in Scottish History at the University of Glasgow from 1976 until… Continue reading

Centenary Lecture Series: ‘The Roots that Clutch; John Buchan, Glasgow and Scottish Fiction’

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On 26 April 2013, the Centre was pleased to welcome Professor Douglas Gifford who discussed, ‘The Roots that Clutch; John Buchan, Glasgow and Scottish Fiction’, as part of the continuing Centenary Lecture Series,. Below is this listener’s brief summary of the lecture. John Buchan is perhaps equally famous for his popular thriller novels, like The Thirty-Nine Steps, and for his… Continue reading