Unveiling of Historic Environment Scotland Plaque in Honour of Joseph Lee, Great War Poet

You are invited to join the Lord Provost of the City of Dundee, Ian Borthwick, and Professor John Rowan, Vice Principal of the University of Dundee, to celebrate the unveiling of a Historic Environment Scotland commemorative plaque in honour of Joseph Lee, Great War poet, artist and journalist at 2.30pm on Thursday 6 December. Please meet at the top of Airlie Place where the plaque will be installed close to the building (now demolished) where Lee lived both before and after the war. It is one of five plaques around the country funded by Historic Environment Scotland to celebrate poets and artists of the Great War.

Following speeches and a dedication by the University Chaplain, Rev Fiona Douglas, we will adjourn to the University Chaplaincy nearby where a selection of songs from Ballads of Battle will be performed by Ken Murray and Graeme Stevenson and there will be a reading of Lee’s poetry by students Tom Bisset and Craig Thomas. The event will conclude by 3.30pm.

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