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The teaching of ethics at St Andrews, 1600-1650: an education in virtuous political life

The teaching of ethics at St Andrews, 1600-1650: an education in virtuous political life

As part of the Special Collections Visiting Scholars talks, Karie Schultz (Queen’s University Belfast) will talk about her research on the teaching of political doctrines at the University of St Andrews (1600-1650) through the examination of student notebooks, lecture notes and library catalogues held in the Library’s Special Collections.

Karie hopes to clarify the connection between Scottish university education and political allegiance in civil-war Britain, and to establish how those who would become Covenanters and royalists and who attended St Andrews in the early seventeenth century – such as Alexander Henderson, George Gillespie and John Maxwell – were educated about political ideas, including the respective roles of the law, the magistrate and citizens in a godly society.

Location: Napier Reading Room in Martyrs Kirk

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