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Keynote: ‘Language, Texts and Diaspora in Scandinavian Scotland’

The keynote address, which is free to attend with a ticket, will be given by Prof. Judith Jesch of the University of Nottingham at The Govan Stones in Glasgow.

The Govan Stones are a unique collection of early medieval carved stones, including five hogbacks and a stone sarcophagus. The current church was built in 1888, but Christian activity at the site dates back to the 6th century. In the 9th and 10th centuries, especially, Govan was a prominent religious site for the Strathclyde Britons. Its importance waned with the founding of a cathedral at Glasgow in the 12th century.

***PLEASE NOTE*** During winter, Govan Old can become very cold. Please dress very warmly in winter clothing.

Title: Language, Texts and Diaspora in Scandinavian Scotland
When: Wednesday, 5 December 2018. Time: 6pm for a 6:30pm start
Where: The Govan Stones, Govan Old Parish Church, Glasgow

How to get there: The easiest way to get to Govan Old is to take the underground to Govan station. Continue straight ahead along Govan Road upon leaving the station. After a couple of blocks, you will arrive at Govan Old, which is set back from the street on your right.


Glasgow Subway: adult return ticket £3.20.
Refreshments will be provided.