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The documents for the AGM (annual report and accounts) on 14 November 2020 and the link to Lord Stewart’s pre-recorded lecture are temporarily here.
Annual Lecture 2020
“Sir Walter Scott: Law and Imagination” a presentation by The Honourable Lord Stewart to The Stair Society, Edinburgh, 14 November 2020.
Click on the image above to view the lecture on YouTube
In advance of next year’s 250th anniversary of the birth of Sir Walter Scott, this illustrated lecture looks at four documents relating to Scott’s legal career and discuss connections with Scott’s literary output, focusing on the novels Redgauntlet, The Bride of Lammermoor, Anne of Geierstein, and Rob Roy.
Lord Stewart was inaugural Chair of the Faculty of Advocates’ Abbotsford Library Project 1996-2002 — the objects of the Project being to re-catalogue the Scott’s library, to carry out conservation work and to facilitate access for scholars. He was also a member of the Abbotsford Trust Advisory Committee 2009-2010. He was a member of the Council of the Association of Scottish Literary Studies 1999-2005. Lord Stewart has published articles on Barrie, Stevenson and Scott and on the Stewarts of Appin, a clan that features in his account of the inspiration for Scott’s Waverley Novels.
Video recorded and edited by Lee Live: Photographer https://www.leelivephotographer.com/
Filmed at The New Club, Edinburgh https://www.newclub.co.uk/