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The Public and Private Worlds of Sir Walter Scott

As well as a renowned writer and novelist, a keen antiquary and collector, Sir Walter Scott was President of the RSE, Vice President of the SoAoS and long-term Fellow of both societies.

This talk will focus on Sir Walter Scott's life, career and interests, hosted by the Royal Society of Edinburgh (RSE) and the Society of Antiquaries of Scotland (SoAoS).

Chaired by Professor Gerry Carruthers FRSE, this event will consist of two lectures:

- “Sir Walter Scott and the Scottish Antiquarian Tradition: Mr Oldbuck in Context”, by Dr Iain Gordon Brown FSA FRSE FSAScot.

- “Chewing the Cud of Sweet and Bitter Fancy: Navigating the Unquiet Mind and Life Philosophy of Walter Scott", by Kirsty Archer-Thompson FSAScot