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Royal Society Burns Conference

6th May 2008

The Royal Society of Edinburgh is hosting a one day conference to mark the anniversary of the birth of Robert Burns. The conference, entitled ‘Robert Burns and Global Culture’ will reflect on issues such as the global reputation of the poet, the translation of his work in world literatures, and the various ways in which Burns is celebrated. Leading Burns scholars will contribute to the debate and there will be time to examine the latest research on Burns. Sheena Wellington and Kirsteen McCue will both perform at the musical lunch and a Burns Supper is also planned. Conference will open at the Royal Society at 9am with registration and coffee and will close at 5pm. There will be a concert on the same evening at St Cecilia’s Hall, University of Edinburgh. For more in formation please enquire with the Royal Society either rby phone on 0131 240 5000 or by e-mail events@royalsoced.org.uk