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Edinburgh Lectures Series

The Edinburgh Lectures series

Queen Margaret University is a partner in the Edinburgh Lectures Series.

The lectures are led by The City of Edinburgh Council and presented in partnership with The University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt University, Edinburgh Napier University, The Open University in Scotland, National Museums of Scotland, The Scottish Arts Council, The Royal Society of Edinburgh as well as Queen Margaret University.

Each series, which is open to the public, presents a wide range of thought provoking, challenging and inspiring talks.

The theme for 2014/2015 is ‘ City, Community, Home’.

This year QMU are delighted to announce our speaker as Liz Lochhead, Scots Makar, National Poet of Scotland.

Liz Lochhead is a poet and playwright – and currently the National Poet of Scotland. Her Selected Poems, A Choosing is available from Polygon/Birlinn Books. She was educated at Glasgow School of Art, she lives in Glasgow and performs and promotes poetry all over the UK and abroad. Liz was awarded an honorary degree from Queen Margaret University in 2005”

Liz will deliver a poetry reading "Language, Community & Confidence". This will be a performance rather than a formal lecture. It will be a personal, anecdotal, view of the relationship between Scots, Scots English, ‘dialect’ and ‘Standard English’ -- lavishly illustrated by poems and monologues and voices from a veteran performer of her own work.


When: Wednesday 30th April 2014

Where: National Galleries (Hawthornden Lecture Theatre), Princes Street, Edinburgh


5.30pm Doors open

6.00pm Lecture (45mins – 1hr)

7.00pm Q&A Session (20 minutes)

For information on how to secure a ticket for this exciting event, please access the link below.



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