Celebrating A Year of Conversation: Scotland and the Arctic Dr John Richardson of Dumfries: Surgeon and Natural Historian: Discovering the Arctic. Professor Ted Cowan is a most popular speaker at the Crichton Conversations. Now Emeritus Professor, he was formerly Professor of Scottish History at the University of Glasgow and Director of the University of Glasgow Crichton […]
Celebrating A Year of Conversation: Scotland and the Arctic
Professor Ted Cowan is a most popular speaker at the Crichton Conversations. Now Emeritus Professor, he was formerly Professor of Scottish History at the University of Glasgow and Director of the University of Glasgow Crichton Campus. Previously he taught at Edinburgh University and Guelph University, Ontario Canada. He is also a visiting Professor in Australia, New Zealand, Canada and the USA.
He will tell the story of John Richardson (1787-1865) who grew up as a neighbour of the Burns family in Dumfries. He became doctor and joined the navy which led to an invitation to join John Franklin’s expeditions to the Canadian Arctic. He suffered terribly from starvation and cold, becoming involved in at least one notorious tragedy. He edited four volumes of the Natural History of North America. An outstanding and brilliant son of Dumfries.
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The lecture will be held on Thursday 17th October 2019 in the Gilchrist Room, Easterbrook Hall, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA. Doors open 6:45pm, lecture commences promptly at 7:30pm. The bar in the Easterbrook Hall will be open from 6:45pm for you to purchase alcoholic, soft drinks, tea or coffee.
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This lecture is held in partnership with A Year of Conversation