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A Cultural History of UFOs in Scotland – Dr. Gavin Miller

July 16 @ 7:15 pm - 9:00 pm

Flying saucers, UFOs, and now UAPs have been part of Scottish cultural life since the early 1950s. Leaving aside the question of extraordinary explanations for UFOs, this talk traces a history of Scottish UFOs from the Cold War to the Bonnybridge Triangle. It looks at the different ways in which people have experienced, understood, and made use of UFOs, and the wider histories into which these stories are woven.
Dr Gavin Miller is Reader in Contemporary Literature and Medical Humanities at the University of Glasgow. Alongside the history and culture of UFOs, his research interests include science fiction, the history of the psychological disciplines, and the history of Penguin

About the speaker:
Dr Gavin Miller – Reader in Contemporary Literature and Medical Humanities, School of Critical Studies
Director Medical Humanities Research Centre
Director Glasgow Medical Humanities Network


Quality and Enhancement Officer, College of Arts and Humanities
Retentions and Success Officer, College of Arts and Humanities
@drgavinmiller @glasgowmedhums
Recent publications:
‘Beyond a literacy model for psychiatry in the mass media’, BJ Psych Bulletin, https://doi.org/10.1192/bjb.2023.63
‘The book history of Rona M. Fields’s A Society on the Run (1973): A case study in the alleged suppression of psychological research on Northern Ireland’, Journal of the History of the Behavioral Sciences, https://doi.org/10.1002/jhbs.22262


July 16
7:15 pm - 9:00 pm


The Admiral Woods Bar
29 Waterloo Street
Glasgow, G2 6BZ United Kingdom
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