The annual E.C. Quiggin Memorial Lecture will be held on Thursday 29 November 2012 at 5pm in GR06/07.
Professor Ruairí Ó hUiginn, Professor of Modern Irish Language and Literature at the National University of Ireland (NUI) Maynooth will give a lecture entitled ‘Marriage, law and Tochmarc Emire ‘The Wooing of Emer”.
Edmund Crosby Quiggin (1875-1920) was the first teacher of Celtic in the University of Cambridge. His extraordinarily comprehensive vision of Celtic studies offered an integrated approach to the subject; his combination of philological, literary and historical approaches paralleled those which his older contemporary, H.M. Chadwick, had already demonstrated in his studies of Anglo-Saxon England and which the Department of Anglo-Saxon, Norse and Celtic continues to seek to emulate.