European Researchers’ Night

A highly enthusiastic and well-informed audience came to the place-names talk/quiz at Explorathon Glasgow on 29 September 2017.

Explorathon is Scotland’s European Researchers’ Night – a continent wide celebration of research and the contribution it makes to our lives. Each year on the last Friday in September over 300 cities across Europe host events uncovering some of the most amazing research happening in their area. These events are funded by the European Commission and Glasgow’s events are organised jointly by the Universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde.

photo: Alice Crook

Carole Hough, Alice Crook, Katie Cuthbertson and Sofia Evemalm presented “Patterns and Puzzles in Place-Names”, explaining some of the techniques used in place-name research, and inviting the audience to take part. Place-names discussed were from the REELS study area and other parts of Scotland. It was a great night!

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