I have devoted myself to the cause of the people. It is a good cause. It shall ultimately prevail. It shall finally triumph. – Thomas Muir’s speech from the dock, Edinburgh, August 1793
The Thomas Muir Lecture celebrates the legacy of Thomas Muir through a commitment to the ideals of democracy, liberty and human rights.
This year’s lecture will be delivered by the award-winning poet, playwright, singer-songwriter Gerda Stevenson and will be based on her latest book Quines, a collection of poems in tribute to women of Scotland.