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Firstly: The Couper Years; 1922–1937

Firstly: The Couper Years; 1922–1937 Scottish Church History 52 Supplement (2023): 1–16 DOI: 10.3366/sch.2023.0094 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/sch Andrew T. N. Muirhead SCOTTISH CHURCH HISTORY SOCIETY. It is proposed to found a society under the above title, whose membership should be open both to laymen and clergymen. An interim committee has already been appointed, and further particulars can be obtained from the Revd W. J. Couper, 26 Circus Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow. This intimation in the Scottish Historical Review is the first reference to the society to appear; by the time of its first annual business meeting in May 1922 it had met, unreported, several times and was ready to take its place as one of Scotland’s ‘learned societies’. In a strange irony, it was founded at the end of the Spanish Flu pandemic and now reaches its one hundred years as the Covid-19 pandemic makes its destructive way, we hope, into history. ‘What goes round, comes round’, as many a granny has said. In its centenary year it is appropriate to look back at the Society’s first hundred years. What were the factors that led to the foundation of the Society, and why then? In 1921 there were several other church societies in http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scottish Church History Edinburgh University Press

Firstly: The Couper Years; 1922–1937

Scottish Church History , Volume 52 (Supplement): 16 – Apr 1, 2023

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Scottish Church History 52 Supplement (2023): 1–16 DOI: 10.3366/sch.2023.0094 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/sch Andrew T. N. Muirhead SCOTTISH CHURCH HISTORY SOCIETY. It is proposed to found a society under the above title, whose membership should be open both to laymen and clergymen. An interim committee has already been appointed, and further particulars can be obtained from the Revd W. J. Couper, 26 Circus Drive, Dennistoun, Glasgow. This intimation in the Scottish Historical Review is the first reference to the society to appear; by the time of its first annual business meeting in May 1922 it had met, unreported, several times and was ready to take its place as one of Scotland’s ‘learned societies’. In a strange irony, it was founded at the end of the Spanish Flu pandemic and now reaches its one hundred years as the Covid-19 pandemic makes its destructive way, we hope, into history. ‘What goes round, comes round’, as many a granny has said. In its centenary year it is appropriate to look back at the Society’s first hundred years. What were the factors that led to the foundation of the Society, and why then? In 1921 there were several other church societies in

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Published: Apr 1, 2023

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