Thomas Muir Symposium
Wednesday 7th November 2018
You are warmly invited to attend the 8th in the annual series of Friends of Thomas Muir symposia –
‘THE PEOPLE’S VOICE’
In attendance will be Deputy Provost Gary Pews (East Dunbartonshire)
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’.
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.
Time: 12.45pm – 4.30pm
Please RSVP to FOTM Secretary Don Martin
email address: ku.oc.evilnull@nodnitrammwd
or book via eventbrite
Friends and guests are very welcome to attend, please let Don have names of those attending.