In Person


Monday 23 January 17.00 - 19.00 free

Burns and the Environment

Advanced Research Centre
University of Glasgow
11 Chapel Lane
Glasgow G11 6EW

Join the University of Glasgow’s Centre for Robert Burns Studies and The Dear Green Bothy from 5-7pm* on 23rd January as we celebrate the new Advanced Research Centre’s (ARC’s) first Burns Night. We’ll be exploring some of our shared interests with talks and performance exploring ways in which the Scottish National Bard, Robert Burns (1759-1796), engaged with the environment in his life and work.

We’ll be joined on by award-winning singer and song leader Robyn Stapleton who will perform from her wonderful repertoire of Burns song, and Professor Nigel Leask, author of Robert Burns and Pastoral: Poetry and Improvement in Eighteenth Century Scotland (Oxford University Press, 2010) – awarded Saltire Research Book of the Year – and editor of Burns’s Commonplace Books, Tour Journals and Miscellaneous Prose (2014) for the new Oxford University Press edition of ‘The Works of Robert Burns’.

*Reception from 5-6pm, with talks and performance from 6-7pm.

*Note about location: Please be aware that the Map attached to this booking does not show the accurate location of our brand new (!) building. Due to the ongoing Campus Development works, the pedestrian access to the Advanced Research Centre is via a restricted number of routes. The main public access recommended for visitors is the approach accessed from the corner of Byres Road and University Place. 

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