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Plenary Spotlight: Diana Gabaldon

Get ready for the first international conference celebrating all things Outlander at the University of Glasgow.


Diana Gabaldon will be joined by expert scholars and fans in tackling themes such as Jacobite history, screen production, Scottish tourism, Gaelic and Scots, costume design, fandom, Claire Fraser’s medicine and witchcraft from 18 to 22 July in Glasgow, Scotland.


Diana opens the Outlander Conference on Tuesday 18th July starting at 4pm BST. Her lecture is in the Bute Hall at the University of Glasgow.


This event is open to the public, as well as Outlander Conference delegates.

In-Person tickets are available to purchase here. 

Live Stream tickets are available to purchase here.

Plenary Spotlight: Sir Geoff Palmer

Professor Sir Godfrey (Geoff) Palmer OBE (Heriot-Watt University) will be giving a plenary talk, entitled 'Hands that Took...' on Friday 21st July.

Sir Geoff became Scotland's first Black university professor in 1977. 

He is currently featured in Windrush: Portraits of a Generation, a series of ten new portraits commissioned by His Majesty the King to celebrate the contributions and achievements of 

members of the Windrush Generation.

This is on display at the Palace of Holyroodhouse.

We are honoured to have Sir Geoff speak at the Outlander conference. 

Hear him introduce the subject of his plenary talk here:

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Registration for the Outlander Conference Glasgow 2023 is now open.

You can register via the Eventbrite by following this link.

Registration can be purchased for access to individual days or to the full academic programme (Tues 18 - Sat 22 July). 

Tickets include catering throughout the conference - teas, coffees, pastries and lunch provided.


Student/concessions rates are also available.

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Diana Gabaldon, Outlander Author

Tuesday 18th July

Professor Murray Pittock (University of Glasgow),

'What Happened at Culloden and What Happened Next?'

Wednesday 19th July

Dr. Katherine Byrne (Ulster University)

Thursday 20th July

Sir Geoff Palmer (Heriot-Watt University),

'Hands that took'...

Friday 21st July

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