Lives carved in stone

9-11 August 2022

In keeping with the ‘Year of Stories’, follow Professor Gerard Carruthers FRSE, Francis Hutcheson Chair of Scottish Literature, and the Friends of Greyfriars Kirkyard as they lead you on a tour of one of the world’s most famous and evocative graveyards. Professor Carruthers and the Friends will weave a fascinating tale of an Edinburgh on the verge of the Enlightenment, introducing you to some of the most revolutionary thinkers of the day, the ideas they gifted to the world, and the markers they left behind. Far from just being a place for the dead, learn how Greyfriars Kirkyard – and other graveyards like it – is alive with meaning and memory, helping us understand where we’ve been and what matters to us most.

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