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The Road Ahead - Prestige Lecture 2014 Prof Tom Devine: Why did The Scottish Enlightenment happen and could it happen again?
THE ROAD AHEAD
Prestige Lecture 2014 May 19 at 19:00
Why did the Scottish Enlightenment happen and could it happen again?
Professor Tom Devine is an extremely well-respected broadcaster and historian. His dry wit has enthralled many over the years as he has shared his encyclopaedic knowledge and philosophical insights. Now you have the opportunity to hear him, live, discussing how the renowned Scottish Enlightenment of the eighteenth century emerged from a small country which, on the face of it, was both poor and disadvantaged. The first part of the lecture will try to resolve this apparent paradox.
The second part will take a more speculative approach. With some comparative references back to the glory days of the Enlightenment itself, the question will be posed: Does modern Scotland have any of the preconditions for a new `hotbed of genius’? Always, the discussion will be from the aspect of Engineering and Engineers. What is the route from the Enlightenment to The Road Ahead?
The Road Ahead Lecture is Engineering Scotland’s annual prestige event, kindly hosted once again by the University of Strathclyde. The introduction will be given by Prof Sir Jim McDonald, Principal and Vice Chancellor of the University. The Lecture is free but places are limited. Early registration is advised as the Lecture is expected to be over-subscribed.
The lecture will take place on Monday 19th May 2014 at 19:00 at the McCance Lecture Theatre, 16 Richmond Street, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow, G1 1XQ.
Come along at 18:30 and enjoy light refreshments kindly provided by Doosan Babcock, sample products from Tunnocks and A G Barr and enjoy a dram of Stag’s Breath from Meikles.
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