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Book Week Scotland - In the Freethinker's Footsteps

Monday, November 27, 2017 - 14:00 to 15:30
Scottish Storytelling Centre, George Mackay Brown Library, Edinburgh
Scottish Book Trust

In the Freethinker’s Footsteps

Join historical novelist Heather Richardson for a talk and tour of Thomas Aikenhead’s Edinburgh. The event will start with a virtual tour of old Edinburgh on a newly-created interactive map of the city, followed by a walk around some of the key locations in Aikenhead’s short life.

Thomas Aikenhead was executed for blasphemy in 1697, and is the subject of Richardson’s latest novel, Doubting Thomas (Vagabond Voices). The interactive map has been developed by Vagabond Voices with the generous support of Publishing Scotland’s Go-Digital Fund.

This event is organised by The Open University in Scotland for Book Week Scotland.

 Approximate timings:

14:00-14:30 - Introduction by Heather Richardson at the Scottish Storytelling Centre's George Mackay Brown Library. Refreshments (tea, coffee & biscuits) will be served.

14:30-15:30 - Tour of key locations (bring suitable outdoor clothing!)

 Please click on this link to book your place on this event.

All attendees will receive complimentary entry to the John Knox House museum next to the Scottish Storytelling Centre. Due to the nature of this event, places are limited. If you find you can no longer attend, please cancel your place to allow reallocation.

For more information please go to Freethinkers Footsteps Home

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