Public Lectures: Changed Days in History, Literature and Politics

18 Mar ‘17

10.30AM - 1.00PM

Venue: Pathfoot Lecture Theatre, Pathfoot building, University of Stirling

Changed Days in History, Literature and Politics
The Faculty of Arts and Humanities invites you to a series of short engaging talks by leading researchers on topics ranging from humour in the novels of Jane Austen, to Scottish literature and identity politics, to the early history of the University, to BrexitCome and hear about: how Stirling has been at the heart of changes in Scottish literature and politics, about what the controversies surrounding the Queen’s visit to Stirling tells us about citizenship and political engagement; about the politics of humour in Jane Austen’s jokes; the legal and policy implications of ‘Brexit’ for Scotland; and the relationship between film androids and the politics of globalization.

  • Professor Holger Nehring on The Queen at Stirling (10.30 - 11am)
  • Dr Scott Hames on Changed Days: Scottish Writing at Stirling (11 - 11.30am)
  • Dr Katy Halsey on Jane Austen’s jokes (11.30 - noon)
  • Professor Gavin Little on Brexit: the impact on policy and law-making in the Scottish Parliament (noon - 12.30pm)
  • Professor Elizabeth Ezra on Androids and Globalization, or How Cinema Makes Us Human (12.30 - 1pm)

Our Community Open Doors day aims to bring every part of the campus alive by inviting the local community in to join us in celebrating the anniversary.  The programme includes: engaging talks; a Science Fair in the Atrium; a chance to explore the history of the University through the Archives; participation in a series of fun activities; and an adaptation of the Daily Mile challenge to tie the events and activities together.

This event is open to all and is free to attend but places should be booked in advance. Please book online here.

Venue and location
Pathfoot Lecture Theatre, Pathfoot building, University of Stirling.  Please see our Getting Here pages for campus maps and information on parking and public transport.

Further information
For further information, please contact the Events Team on 01786 467033 or at

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