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Thirdly: An Afternoon in Congenial Company

Thirdly: An Afternoon in Congenial Company Scottish Church History 52 Supplement (2023): 30–42 DOI: 10.3366/sch.2023.0096 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/sch Andrew T. N. Muirhead The Scottish Church History Society was not, even into the 1980s, a society for young people. The members then would have been surprised, but we may hope, pleasantly so, at the number of young people attending the present-day conferences. Students rarely attended and indeed Professor Brown commented that it was his brashness as an American which led him to attend meetings of a learned society. Be that as it may, Brown was the first post-graduate student to address the society and have his paper, on Thomas Chalmers, published in the Records. He was the first of many over the years and this was another aspect of change in the Society around this period, such as the rise to dominance of the professional historian. The annual business meeting of 1983 brought one notable event; for the first time a Roman Catholic held the position of President of the Scottish Church History Society, in the person of John Durkan. Not to be confused with a famous jockey of the same name, Durkan was a retired schoolteacher with three doctorates and an impressive pedigree http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Scottish Church History Edinburgh University Press

Thirdly: An Afternoon in Congenial Company

Scottish Church History , Volume 52 (Supplement): 13 – Apr 1, 2023

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Scottish Church History 52 Supplement (2023): 30–42 DOI: 10.3366/sch.2023.0096 © Edinburgh University Press www.euppublishing.com/sch Andrew T. N. Muirhead The Scottish Church History Society was not, even into the 1980s, a society for young people. The members then would have been surprised, but we may hope, pleasantly so, at the number of young people attending the present-day conferences. Students rarely attended and indeed Professor Brown commented that it was his brashness as an American which led him to attend meetings of a learned society. Be that as it may, Brown was the first post-graduate student to address the society and have his paper, on Thomas Chalmers, published in the Records. He was the first of many over the years and this was another aspect of change in the Society around this period, such as the rise to dominance of the professional historian. The annual business meeting of 1983 brought one notable event; for the first time a Roman Catholic held the position of President of the Scottish Church History Society, in the person of John Durkan. Not to be confused with a famous jockey of the same name, Durkan was a retired schoolteacher with three doctorates and an impressive pedigree

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Scottish Church HistoryEdinburgh University Press

Published: Apr 1, 2023

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