SFU Scots Chair V: Ron MacLeod update for Friday January 6
- Harry McGrath had an ale with Tom Devine in Glasgow
Greetings. Harry McGrath had an ale with Tom Devine in Glasgow over the
holiday season and reported that Devine is a most interesting and
convivial individual. Regards, the other Ron
Here is some background information:
Professor Tom Devine is Glucksman Professor of Irish and Scottish
Studies and Director of the Centre for Irish and Scottish Studies at
Aberdeen University. He is the pre-eminent authority on the history of
modern Scotland and his seminal work The Scottish Nation became an
international bestseller when it was published in 1999.
Professor Devine is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, an
Honorary Member of the Royal Irish Academy and a Fellow of the British
Academy. In 2000 he was awarded the Royal Gold Medal by the Queen,
Scotland�s highest academic accolade and he was recognized in the 2005
New Year�s Honours List with an OBE �For Services to Scottish History�.
This is by way of reminding you about the Devine lectures at SFU on
WHAT: "'Death' and Reinvention of Scotland"
WHERE: SFU History Department, Burnaby Campus, Academic Quadrangle,
WHEN: Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 11.30 A.M.
OTHER: No need for pre-registration, all welcome.
WHAT: "Scotland in 1773: The Dynamics of Emigration"
WHERE: SFU Harbour Centre
WHEN: Thursday, January 19, 2006 at 8:00 P.M.
OTHER: To register call 604-291-5100. This lecture will be followed by
On other subjects:
WHAT: VANCOUVER POLICE PIPE BAND
BURNS SUPPER AND DANCE Entertainment
by THE VANCOUIVER POLICE PIPE BAND
& TARTAN PRIDE HIGHLAND DANCE TEAM
WHERE: Engineers Hall, 4333 Ledger Avenue, Burnaby
WHEN: SATURDAY, JANUARY 28, 2006
TIME: Cocktails -- 6:00 P.M. Dinner -- 7:30 pm
OTHER: Tickets $45.00. Available from band members or by phoning
THE GAELIC SOCIETY is presenting a concert that will feature the
younger generation. Highlighting the evening will be the Fraser River
Fiddlers. Other entertainers will also be presenting during the
WHERE: The Scottish Cultural Centre, 8886 Hudson, Vancouver, B.C.
WHEN: 8 P.M. Saturday, February 4th
CONTACT: Morag Black at 604-939-3963, or, email firstname.lastname@example.org
OTHER: Expect the usual tasty goodies and liquid refreshments.