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Douglas Academy

Wednesday 13th November 2013 (12.30pm - 4.15pm)


Scottish Radicals and the Rebellion of 1820


Douglas Academy, Craigton Road, Milngavie, G62 7HS



Principal speakers will be:


 Tom Dowds, Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Strathclyde, who will present a paper on ‘The Radical Trials of 1820’. He will discuss the rebellion of Scottish radicals in 1820, with focus on their subsequent trials.


 Mark Nixon, Honorary Research Fellow, School of History, Classics & Archaeology, University of Edinburgh, who will discuss ‘The Radical Heritage’, showing how the early Scottish radicals, including those of 1820, inspired a later generation of Scottish democratic campaigners.


 Dr Ralph McLean of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow, will discuss ‘Lord Belhaven’s “Vision” and Scottish Liberty in 1707’, to explain some of the roots of Scottish radicalism.


There will also be contributions from Professors Nigel Leask and Gerard Carruthers of the University of Glasgow, Jimmy Watson of the Friends of Thomas Muir, and from The Pupils of Douglas Academy.


There is ample parking at the school. Please note, however, that participants arriving after 12.45pm will require to park outside the school precincts. Light refreshments will be provided mid-afternoon.








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