What an absolutely stunning campus this is at Stirling University. The university has its own Loch, there are swans, rabbits and oyster catchers who are more than making their presence felt at the conference.
We’ve had two great poetry readings from Elaine Feinstein and Ciaran Carson and I managed to deliver my paper ‘Processing Horace’ which seemed to be very well received. I will be doing a straightforward short poetry reading tomorrow and then we have a Ceilidh tomorrow evening at Stirling Castle which I’m very much looking forward to.
As someone who speaks only one language,I feel a bit of a fraud among so many multi-lingual experts, but actually as I thought, the principles of intra-lingual translation have a lot in commom with inter-lingual translation and it has been a real pleasure to be able to share my thoughts and processes in this environment.
Stirling University was founded in 1967 and the first principal was Professor Tom Cotterell who was a great supporter of the arts, feeling that they should be part of our everyday lives.
The ‘Blue Boy’ sculpture which was commissioned by the University was the work of Iain McColl.