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Professor Hector McQueen delivers 2013 Ben Beinart Memorial Lecture

17 Apr 2013 - 12:22
Professor Hector McQueen, Professor of Private Law at Edinburgh University and currently a Scottish Law Commissioner, delivered the tenth Ben Beinart Memorial Lecture on 16 April 2013. The title of his lecture was Ae fond kiss: a private matter. It concerned the relationship between Rabbie Burns, Scotland's 'national poet', and Agnes (Nancy) McLehose, who exchanged passionate letters for several years under the pseudonyms Sylvander and Clarinda. Professor McQueen's lecture considered the fascinating legal issues arising from the attempted publication of those letters.