Scottish Identity Tour
Scottish National Portrait Gallery
The Role of Tartan
Alex Collins is a PhDl student in the History of Art at the University of Edinburgh, where he researches medieval art and architecture.. He studied his MA in Art History and English at the University of St Andrews in 2009, before working in heritage and local government. At the University of Edinburgh, Alex teaches art and architectural history.
Hugh was born in Scotland, and raised on his father’s farm in Perthshire. He was educated at Cambridge University, where he read French and German literature. After completing his doctoral thesis in German, he joined the British foreign service, and spent over 25 years travelling the world as a diplomat, ultimately with the rank of ambassador.
Jane Bonsall is a PhD candidate in Medieval English Literature at the University of Edinburgh. She completed her undergraduate degree in English Literature and History at Macalester College in Minnesota, and while studying abroad in Edinburgh she fell in love with the city. She received her Masters degree in Medieval Literature at the University of Edinburgh in 2013, and shortly thereafter entered her current PhD programme. Her research explores the power of supernatural women in medieval English literature and society. Jane teaches English Literature at the University, and continues to find Edinburgh an inspiring and enthralling backdrop for her study of literature, history, and the power of a compelling narrative.
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