In this major new book, Christopher Whatley, Professor of Scottish History at the University, describes the several contests there were to ‘own’ – and mould – Robert Burns, the most iconic figure in nineteenth-century Scotland: Tories, Radicals, middle-class urban improvers and even the Kirk who condemned Burns as the Antichrist.
Whatley’s Immortal Memory: Burns and the Scottish People is a fascinating picture of the role Burns played after his death in shaping multiple facets of Scottish society.
When: Friday 21st October, 10am (1 hour)
Where: Bonar Hall
£3 / £2
Part of Dundee Literary Festival 2016: www.literarydundee.co.uk