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Supping with the poet: a brief history of Robert Burns and his Supper
Join us for a very special event devoted to Robert Burns and the history of Burns Suppers.

With Professor Gerard Carruthers (Centre for Robert Burns Studies) as our host, we'll explore research on:

* ​​How the first Burns Suppers came about
* How and why these events spread across the globe
* Burns Supper myths debunked

Professor Carruthers will also present findings from the History of the Burns Supper research project from the Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow.

PLUS, be among the first to see the project's new, interactive Burns Supper global map.

The 45-minute talk will be followed by a 30-minute Q&A session.

Jan 28, 2021 07:00 PM in London

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Speakers

Professor Gerard Carruthers
Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature @Centre for Robert Burns Studies, University of Glasgow
Professor Gerard Carruthers is a renowned authority on the life and works of Robert Burns. He is Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature at the University of Glasgow. He founded the Centre for Robert Burns Studies in 2007, is General Editor of the Oxford University Press Edition of the Works of Robert Burns and Principal Investigator for two major AHRC awards, ‘Editing Robert Burns for the 21st Century’ (2011-16 & 2017-22). He was Principal Investigator for the Carnegie Trust major-grant funded project editing the letters of James Currie, serves as Convenor to the ‘Burns Scotland’ recognised collections partnership and is Honorary Advisor to the National Trust for Scotland on Burns. Currently, he is part of the editing team for the four volumes of ‘Correspondence’ for OUP and he is editing ‘Poetry’ (2 vols) for this edition. He is also at work editing the Oxford Handbook of Robert Burns and writing a monograph, Robert Burns, Patronage, Fraternity and the People.