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Crichton Conversation with Professor Colin Suckling and Professor Gerard Carruthers

Date: 20/03/2018
Time: 7:30pm
Speaker: Professor Colin Suckling and Professor Gerard Carruthers
Venue: Easterbrook Hall
Ticket Price: £17 (£5 for lecture only)

The Scottish Enlightenment: Rooted in Scotland, Influencing the World The Crichton Foundation is delighted to be including this joint venture in our Conversations Programme, and what a tempting subject for us to end our season of lectures. Join Professor Gerry Carruthers, who holds the Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow, […]

 

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The Scottish Enlightenment: Rooted in Scotland, Influencing the World

The Crichton Foundation is delighted to be including this joint venture in our Conversations Programme, and what a tempting subject for us to end our season of lectures.

Join Professor Gerry Carruthers, who holds the Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow, Colin Suckling, Freeland Professor of Chemistry, University of Strathclyde and others for a discussion of how Scotland in the eighteenth-century helped define the modernity of the world in both culture and science.

Our distinguished speakers will discuss how Scotland in the eighteenth-century helped define the modernity of the world in both culture and science.

What were the key ideas of this period? What were its key inventions? Anatomy, anthropology, the arts, chemistry, economics, history, medicine and philosophy are just some of the areas where the Scottish Enlightenment thinkers made vital contributions. What is the legacy of all this intellectual activity today?

Doors open at 7pm with lectures beginning at 7:30pm prompt. A one-course supper, followed by coffee, will be served after the question and answer sessions close at 9:00pm. Red or white wine will be available for purchase by the glass from Easterbrook Hall. Please note that supper must be pre-booked at least one week in advance of the event. No refunds will be made for cancellations made less than one week before the event.

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