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ScotlandsFest 2016: Brexit and Nationalism
Mon 22 August 2016, 15:30 – 17:00 BST
ScotlandsFest 2016: Brexit and Nationalism with Owen Dudley Edwards and Donald Smith
Brexit has been generally condemned as very selfish nationalism and yet the great majority against Brexit in Scotland was chiefly the work of a nationalist party, the SNP. How then can we work out what is meant by 'nationalism' and whether it is for or against Europe? asks Owen Dudley Edwards.
OWEN DUDLEY EDWARDS is Hon. Fellow of the School of History, Classics and Archaeology, at the University of Edinburgh where he taught History from 1968, having been born in Ireland and studied in the USA. His wife Bonnie is American and his three children are Scots. He is also the author of the popular book Dave Does the Right Thing.
DONALD SMITH is the Director of Scottish International Storytelling Festival at Edinburgh’s Netherbow and a founder of the National Theatre of Scotland. For many years he was responsible for the programme of the Netherbow Theatre, Producing, directing, adapting and writing professional theatre and community dramas, as well as a stream of literature and storytelling events. He has published both poetry and prose, and is a founding member of Edinburgh’s Guid Crack Club. He also arranges story walks around Arthur’s Seat and is the co-author of Scotland's Democracy Trail with Stuart McHardy.