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At present we orgainise an annual conference, held in Duns and Chirnside in alternate years. We may also organise or take part in other events and activities which you will be able to read about here.


The David Hume Dinner will be held on May 11 at the Chirnside Hall Hotel. The Guest Speaker will be Professor Barry Smith, who is a philosopher of language and mind. His current research is on the multisensory nature of perceptual experience, focusing on taste, smell and flavour. Barry also writes about wine and is a regular panellist on Radio 4's The Kitchen Cabinet.

On September 21 we will meet in Chirnside to discuss aspects of love, from the distant past to the present day. The keynote speaker will be Professor Simon May, author of Love, a History (2011) and Love, a New Understanding of an Ancient Emotion (2019)


On April 26 in Duns, we will contribute to the national celebrations to mark the 700th anniversary of the Declaration of Arbroath by considering the role of John Duns Scotus to the thinking behind the Declaration and looking at issues around nationality, nationalism and borders. The keynote speaker will be Alexander Broadie, Honorary Professorial Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow. Professor Broadie gave the introductory lecture for the Duns Scotus events in 2016, which was attended by around 120 people.


To mark the 325th anniversary of the birth of Henry Home, Lord Kames of Kames in Berwickshire, one of the leading exponents of agricultural improvement in Scotland we shall consider his legacy and the moral issues around land, land ownership and farming


If you would like to be kept informed of our activities, please contact the Secretary, Derek Janes, on secretary@thinkingwithoutborders.org.uk or at 10 Currie Street, Duns, TD11 3DL

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