Inaugural Innes Duffus Lecture takes place at University of Dundee

Monday 9 December saw Professor Sir Tom Devine gave the inaugural lecture in a brand-new annual series which has been created to mark the work of Dundee archivist, Master of Commerce, Innes Duffus.

Professor Devine, Emeritus Professor of History at the University of Edinburgh discussed ‘Wealth and Poverty in Victorian Dundee: The Global Context’ in the first-ever ‘Innes Duffus Lecture’ which was held at Dundee University’s Dalhousie Building.

Initiated and sponsored by the Nine Incorporated Trades of Dundee, and organised by the High School of Dundee, the event marks the outstanding contribution over several decades made by the Nine Trades Archivist and High School FP Innes Duffus to the history of the Nine Trades specifically, and of the city of Dundee more widely.

l-r: Deacon Convener Murray, Professor Sir Tom Devine, Innes Duffus, Retired Rector of the High School of Dundee, Dr John Halliday.