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Thursday 19 August, 2pm 

This lecture takes on a geographical tour of Scotland in the company of Walter Scott from the Borders to the Shetland Islands.  We look at how Scott’s characters move between places and cross borders, and how Scott described the Scottish landscape.  Scott shows us how historical change is imprinted onto scenery and how the people of Scotland are part of the landscapes in his novels. 

Penny Fielding is Grierson Professor of English at the University of Edinburgh, and director of the project Scottish Writing in the Nineteenth Century.  Her books include Scotland the Fictions of Geography and The Edinburgh Companion to Robert Louis Stevenson.

This lecture will now be run online on Microsoft Teams; booking is essential as attendees will be sent joining instructions a day or so beforehand. If you do not hear from us an hour or so before, please check your junk or spam folder. If joining us on a mobile device (tablet or smartphone) you will need to install Teams onto your device beforehand, and also Microsoft Powerpoint if your device is older so that you can view any slides. The apps can be downloaded free from the App Store or the Google Play Store.

Free, but booking essential.



Sir Walter Scott and the Sense of Place