2019

Our President in 2019/20 was:

Murray Pittock

He was due to propose the Toast to Sir Walter at our 111th Annual Dinner on 7th May 2020 but due to the impact of COVID-19 this event has now been cancelled.

He will be re-elected as President at our AGM in June 2021 and speak at our 112th Annual Dinner on 5th May 2022. 

Murray Pittock FRSE is Bradley Professor and has been in senior leadership roles at the University of Glasgow since 2008: currently he is Pro Vice-Principal. Outside the University, Murray is Scottish History advisor to the National Trust for Scotland and an advisor to many other organizations; currently he leads the Scottish national Heritage Partnership in Immersive Experiences, funded by the Arts and Humanities and Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Councils, and the Robert Burns and the Scottish Economy study for the Scottish Government. He has held visiting appointments in History, English, Languages, Celtic, Equality and Diversity and Irish Studies at Yale, New York University, Notre Dame, Trinity College, Dublin, Charles University, Prague, South Carolina and other institutions, and has made around 1700 media appearances in 55 countries on culture, politics, history and society. His recent work includes Enlightenment in a Smart City (2018), The Scots Musical Museum (2018), Culloden (2016) and Material Culture and Sedition (2013), as well as The Reception of Sir Walter Scott in Europe and The Reception of Robert Burns in Europe. He is general editor of the Edinburgh Edition of the Works of Allan Ramsay and a co-editor of the Oxford Burns, and holds the £1M AHRC award for the 2018-23 Allan Ramsay Project, which includes work on both Ramsays, father and son.

You may also like: 

Professor Murray Pittock: Rob Roy (Chapter 26) - Bailie Nicol Jarvie and Rob Roy

Murray has also given 2 lectures to the Club: 

2016: Prof. Murray Pittock - Citizen of the World or Native Heath: Rob Roy as a test case for Scott's view of the Enlightenment [with video]

2007: Professor Murray Pittock - The Reception of Scott in Europe [text]