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A ‘Grand Tour of Orkney’ lecture series

Professor Donna Heddle, Director of the Centre for Nordic Studies at the University of the Highlands and Islands will be embarking on a grand tour of Orkney to deliver an inaugural lecture series. The lecture, entitled ‘From the fury of the Northmen, good Lord, deliver us?’ explores the various facts and fictions about Norse influence in Scotland.

The tour will replace the inaugural lecture which was scheduled for December 2013 and was regrettably postponed due to bad weather. Professor Heddle said: “I’ve had many enquiries about the lecture that was due to take place in 2013 upon being awarded my Professorship with the University.  Going out and about is very much part of the Centre’s community engagement strategy, and I was delighted to respond to the many requests to go on tour with the lecture.  I am very much looking forward to it!”


Professor Heddle’s tour, beginning on Tuesday, 1st December in Stromness, will cover the islands of North Ronaldsay, Eday, Shapinsay, Sanday, Stronsay, Rousay, Westray and Hoy, as well as the mainland locations of Kirkwall, Stromness, St Margaret’s Hope and Deerness. Each lecture begins at 19:30 and ends at 20:30. The lectures will be free of charge and bookings are not required.

For the lecture timetable, please see http://edit.www.uhi.ac.uk/en/research-enterprise/cultural/centre-for-nordic-studies/events/a-2018grand-tour-of-orkney2019-lecture-series


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