The Global Scot: a public debate

Join Tom Devine and panel for a public discussion to celebrate the launch of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies.

Professor Tom Devine

“The Global Scot: Emigration, Empire and Impact” will be held at McEwan Hall on Thursday 30 October 2008 at 6pm.

The founding Director of the Centre, the Scottish historian Professor Tom Devine, will give a lecture on the worldwide impact of Scotland's emigrants.

A distinguished panel, chaired by Joyce McMillan, a renowned journalist and alumna of the University, will discuss the lecture and respond to questions from the audience.

Please note that Alan Little will no longer be chairing this event.

Videos online

Find out more about the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies in an interview with Professor Tom Devine or hear from Alan McFarlane as to why he decided to support the initiative.

To watch these videos you will need Windows Media Player installed on your computer.


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The panel

  • Joyce McMillan, distinguished journalist and commentator. (Chair)
  • Richard Finlay, Professor of Scottish History, University of Strathclyde.
  • John Mackenzie, Emeritus Professor of Imperial History, University of Lancaster.
  • Susan Manning, Grierson Professor of English, University of Edinburgh.

Event fully booked

Please note this event is now fully booked.

The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies

The Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies is the world's first advanced research centre for the study of the nature, origins and global impact of the emigrations of the Scottish people.

The Centre was established through a generous endowment by Mr Alan McFarlane, Managing Director of Walter Scott & Partners Limited, and his wife, Anne.

Event details

The Global Scot: Emigration, Empire and Impact

Thursday 30 October 2008, 6.00pm

Thursday 30 October 2008, 7.15pm

McEwan Hall, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG

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Contact details

For more information on the event, including any accessibility enquiries, contact Deepthi De-Silva Williams.

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