One of our Greatest Living Scots, Baroness Helena Kennedy QC, will appear in Aberdeen next week (Wednesday, February 4, 7pm). Baroness Kennedy, one of the UK's leading criminal lawyers, cultural commentators and voted 7th Greatest Living Scot in The Sunday Herald (25 January) will deliver a lecture as part of the University's highly successful series Talking Scots.
Scotland's Culture and Identity is the theme of the lecture to be given at King's College Centre, and the event will be chaired by Alan Taylor, Associate Editor of The Herald. Baroness Kennedy, a regular commentator on educational opportunities and cultural relations, will discuss Scotland's cultural and national identity in the context of the new Scottish Parliament and in relation to the rest of the world in her lecture. The event is open to the public with admission by free ticket available from the University of Aberdeen, tel: (01224) 273874.
Professor Gordon Graham, Regius Professor in Moral Philosophy who is directing the series said: "The demand for tickets to this lecture in November was huge, so the University is delighted that Baroness Kennedy is still able to contribute to such a popular and successful series."
Baroness Kennedy is currently Chair of the British Council - an organisation set up to develop closer cultural relations between the UK and other countries. Other high-profile public appointments held by the Baroness include, Chair of the Human Genetics Commission and Patron of Liberty. As one of the country's leading criminal lawyers Helena Kennedy has acted in high-profile criminal cases including the Brighton Bombing Trial and the Guildford Four Appeal.