Scottish Education and Culture

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Information about Scottish Education and Culture

Published on July 30, 2007

Author: spokenword



Presentation give by Spoken Word Service top Clemson University delegation on the 27th of July 2007 at the Saltire Centre, Glasgow Caledonian University.

1 We thought we would open by challenging you with two aspects of our culture on which Scots disagree - our language and attitudes to violence and aggression. John Smeaton - Scottish “Hero” video clip:

Scottish Education and Culture Spoken Word Services David Donald Iain Wallace Aidan Johnston Graeme West Ewan MacPhee Susan Paterson 2

3 Language - Inglis the language of the Angles: Germanic. Gaelic the langauage of the Celts and origin of the word Scots. The law - on Roman principles and closer to continental Europe than to English law. The Church - from 1690 Presbyterianism has been the established church. Education - linked to all the others

Political Economy 4

Glasgow Edinburgh Aberdeen Dundee 5

Glasgow 6

Why are we here? Tobacco Sugar Cotton The Triangle of Trade Steam power: transport, mining and manufactures 7

Practical education: 18th century - Smith, Witherspoon (Madison) 19th century - Schools, Colleges, Universities Banking, medicine, engineering... 8


The Civil War in Glasgow? 10


The Civil War in Glasgow Davis relaxing in Glasgow... 12

Educating the “common man” (and woman) in a devolved Scotland... 13

14 Scottish Poll Tax riots in 1990 Video Clip:

15 Alex Salmond, the new Scottish First Minister outlines his “big future for Scotland” after being elected first minister of the Scottish Parliament. Video Clip:


17 Education Secretary Fiona Hyslop has announced plans to scrap the £2,000 students' graduate fee. Video Clip:

Spoken Word Background 18 Spoken Word Partnerships around the World: Michigan State University, East Lansing Northwestern University, Evanston BBC Information & Archives, London Bologna University, Italy

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