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History student presents research in hometown

Morna Renwick, a third-year History MA (Hons), will present her Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship research on St Cuthbert at a public event on Friday 29 June. (Published 25 June, 2018)

History Edinburgh undergraduate Morna Renwick
Morna Renwick

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology was delighted to hear that one of its undergraduate History MA (Hons) students will reveal her findings about St Cuthbert in a public lecture to be given in the saint’s birthplace of Dunbar. Morna Renwick will present evidence of St Cuthbert’s role as a conservationist – thirteen hundred years before the birth of Dunbar’s other famous conservationist son, John Muir.

Morna said, ‘The Carnegie Trust asked me how I was going to disseminate the project and initially I was going to write an essay, but I decided to do as much with this opportunity as possible. I’m developing a leaflet for anyone interested in the subject as well as organising the information evening. I really want to celebrate local heritage and promote conservation and the fact that I can use my historical research to do that is fantastic.’

The Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship is intended for Scottish students undertaking an undergraduate degree course at a Scottish university, who have shown exceptional merit and who would like to devote some portion of the long vacation to undertake a programme of independent research of direct benefit to their academic work.

The event ‘Dabbling in Hagiography’ will take place 18.30-19.30 on 29 June at Dunbar Townhouse, and is free.

 

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Dunbar Town House

Carnegie Trust Vacation Scholarship