History Scotland Lecture

Presented by History Scotland and the University of Dundee Centre for Scottish Culture

The History Scotland Lectures will be an ongoing series that consists of two public talks each year, free of charge and open to all, offering insights from leading experts into the latest research on a huge range of topics. Moreover, The History Scotland Lectures will travel around Scotland, giving people living throughout the country a chance to get involved and to learn about Scottish history. The Lectures are set to develop into an unparalleled platform for bringing you the very best in historical scholarship.

This inaugural entry in The History Scotland Lectures will be a debate between Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow) and Professor Christopher Whatley (University of Dundee) on ‘Who were the Jacobites and what did they want for Scotland?’. Professors Whatley and Pittock are two of Scotland’s leading experts on the18th century, and in this debate they will discuss the nature of Jacobitism and the movement’s thinking on Scotland and Britain.


The lecture will take place at the Apex Hotel in Dundee on Tuesday 24 April 2018, and will be chaired by Mike Russell MSP, Scottish Government Minister for UK Negotiations on Scotland’s Place in Europe and Member of the Scottish Parliament for Argyll and Bute.


All are welcome, completely free of charge, although anybody who would like to attend is asked to register their interest.

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