Scottish scholar to speak at University on Wednesday

Gerry Mooney, of the Social Sciences faculty at The Open University of Scotland, will be speaking at Murray State on Wednesday, October 17 at 7:30 p.m.

His lecture, “Goodbye to the United Kingdom? Contested National Identities, Scottish Independence…and the 2012 Olympic Games!” will take place in Freed Curd Auditorium, Collins Industry and Technology Center (located on Chestnut St between the Curris Center and Public Safety).

Mooney is a writer authoring, co-authoring or editing approximately 100 articles and books on several topics including social policy, devolution, criminology and poverty all which focus primarily on Scotland.

He also teaches for the Centre for British Studies, Humboldt University, Berlin, Germany and the Experience Scotland program for the University of Wisconsin -River Falls.

The event is sponsored by the Department of Government, Law and International Affairs and the Department of History. A reception will follow the event at the Faculty Club.

In addition to his major program, Dr. Mooney will also be speaking at the Department of History’s Research Seminar on Thursday, Oct. 18 at 4:00 p.m. in Faculty Hall, room 505 He will be discussing the history of Open University and its relationship with the BBC.

Information provided by the Department of Government, Law and International Affairs.