Supping with the poet: a brief history of Robert Burns and his Supper - History Scotland online talk

14 December 2020
Join History Scotland for a very special evening devoted to Robert Burns and the history of Burns Suppers - an exclusive online event on 28 January 2021.

History Scotland's popular webinar series continues with our next online event:

Supping with the poet: a brief history of Robert Burns and his Supper

With Professor Gerard Carruthers (Centre for Robert Burns Studies) as our host, we'll explore the latest research on:

* ​​How the first Burns Suppers came about
* How and why these events spread across the globe
* Burns Supper myths debunked

Professor Carruthers will also present findings from the History of the Burns Supper research project from the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow. 

PLUS: be among the first to see the project's new, interactive Burns Supper global map.

The 45-minute talk will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

This is a live event and will not be available as a recording. Places are limited, so book now to guarantee your place!

Event date: 28 January 2021, 7pm (UK time)

To book your ticket (£10) click here.

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Speaker profile

Professor Gerard Carruthers is Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. He founded CRBS in 2007, is General Editor of the Oxford University Press Edition of the Works of Robert Burns and Principal Investigator for two major AHRC awards, ‘Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century’ (2011-16 & 2017-22), amounting to over £2M in grant income.

He was Principal Investigator for the Carnegie Trust major-grant funded project editing the letters of James Currie, serves as Convenor to the ‘Burns Scotland’ recognised collections partnership and is Honorary Advisor to the National Trust for Scotland on Burns. Currently, he is part of the editing team for the four volumes of ‘Correspondence’ for OUP and he is editing ‘Poetry’ (2 vols) for this edition. He is also at work editing the Oxford Handbook of Robert Burns and writing a monograph, Robert Burns, Patronage, Fraternity and the People.

(speaker image copyright University of Glasgow)