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Centre for Robert Burns Studies Conference

Following the success of previous years, the Centre for Robert Burns Studies is once again bringing its annual conference to Robert Burns Birthplace Museum.

The programme is as follows:

09:30 – Tea and coffee

09.50 – Welcome

10.00 – ‘I have taken tooth and nail to the Bible: the Christian Scriptures in the Early Correspondence of Robert Burns, Dr Carol Baraniuk

10.30 – For the Honour of Caledonia: Burnss Songs for George Thomson, Prof. Kirsteen McCue

11.00 – Tea and coffee

11.15 – Online Research Resources of the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, Dr Rhona Brown, Prof. Gerry Carruthers and Dr Ronnie Young

11.45 – The Burns Scotland Lecture: Thy rural loves are Natures sel: Burns and the Countryside, Chris Waddell

12.15 – Lunch

13.15 – Musical performance: Robyn Stapleton

13.45 –  'Dear Guest and Ghost: Burns and his Works in he Burns Supper', Dr Clark McGinn

14.30 – Tea and Coffee

14.45 – 'Robert Burns and the Scottish Economy: A New Model of Wealth, Worth and Potential', Prof Murray Pittock, followed by the Official Launch of Robert Burns and the Scottish Economy