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Fifty Years of ‘An Orkney Tapestry’ TAGS: | | | | This year marks the fiftieth anniversary of two of George Mackay Brown’s landmark publications, An Orkney Tapestry and A Time to Keep. While Brown was already well established as a …Continue reading →

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Anniversary of Andrew Lang TAGS: | | | March 31 marks the 175th anniversary of the birth of one of Scotland’s most prolific and versatile writers, Andrew Lang (1844-1912). The author or co-author of 249 volumes, Lang worked …Continue reading →

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Plaque Unveiled to Edinburgh University’s First Nobel Prize Winner TAGS: | | Today, at the Hermitage of Braid, Principal Peter Mathieson will unveil a plaque commemorating Edinburgh University’s first Nobel Prize winner, physicist Charles Glover Barkla (1877–1944). Barkla is one of a …Continue reading →

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Sydney Goodsir Smith Stands for Rector TAGS: In 1951, students voting for a new Rector of Edinburgh University faced a choice between a quite extraordinary range of candidates. The election of actor Alistair Sym in 1948 had …Continue reading →

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Hugh MacDiarmid and Mary Poppins: An Unpublished Letter in EU Archives TAGS: | An unpublished letter from Mary Poppins author P. L. Travers to Hugh MacDiarmid in Edinburgh University’s C. M. Grieve Archive casts further light on the surprising relationship between the two …Continue reading →

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MacDiarmid in ‘Thistleonica’: A Poem from a Forgotten Front TAGS: | | The Papers of Andrew Graham Grieve (Gen. 2236) include a poem from a forgotten front of the First World War written by his older brother Christopher Murray Grieve, later to …Continue reading →

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Elizabeth Wiskemann, First Woman Professor and War-Hero A university figure that deserves far greater recognition is our first woman professor Elizabeth Wiskemann (1899-1971), who held the Montague Burton Chair of International Relations from 1958 to 1961. Although …Continue reading →

Connected Collections ‘Connected Collections’, Library of Innerpeffray, 29 November 2014 Last Saturday, I was at the wonderful Library of Innerpeffray, Scotland’s oldest lending library (founded ca. 1680) for ‘Connected Collections’, a workshop …Continue reading →

William Soutar’s Caricatures of Hugh MacDiarmid TAGS: | | A few days ago I gave a talk to the Friends of William Soutar in Perth on the friendship between Soutar and his fellow Scots poet Hugh MacDiarmid, as illustrated …Continue reading →

New Guide to Scottish Literary Papers TAGS: | | | | A new online guide to some of our major collections of Scottish literary papers is now available on the Centre for Research Collections website. It provides an overview of fourteen …Continue reading →

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