Follow this link to view and listen to Professor Penny Fielding's 2018 McIntosh lecture, given on 5 November at the University of Edinburgh, titled '“Evidence that Might Assist in a Further Research”: Testimony, Law and the Fate of Phillip Standsfield'. This lecture begins from the 1688 Scottish trial of Philip Standsfield for murdering his father. The case became a cause célebre, written about and analysed by literary writers including Scott and Hogg, and legal experts including Pitcairn, for the next 150 years. It raised questions of witness and evidence, and of the shift from the 'medieval' and supernatural to 'modern' legal practice.
Maitland Quarto Launch
Two recordings of Older Scots lyrics in performance, from the launch of The Maitland Quarto, ed. Joanna Martin.