Jack Hume Heather & Thistle Trophy – 2018

Entries are invited for the third annual RBANA competition for original poetry written in the style of Robert Burns. Entries must be received by April 1, 2018 with the results to be announced at the RBANA AGM & Conference 2018 to be held in Philadelphia April 20-22. Click the link below for the competition rules. … [Read more…]

Medicine Hat 2017 Function Reports Posted

Reports of the Jolly Beggars and Jean Armour events held recently by the Medicine Hat Club have been posted on this website under Blogs and Reports – Burns Supper Reports. Here are copies: Medicine Hat Jolly Beggars Banquet 2017 Medicine Hat Jean Armour Dinner 2017

New Book by Patrick Scott on the Kilmarnock Edition

Many of us at RBANA remember Patrick Scott as a Burns scholar and a gentleman, and one of the University of South Carolina Scottish Literature department  which so graciously hosted our highly successful Conference and AGM in 2014. Patrick is the co-author of a new book on the Kilmarnock edition. Here is his description of the book … [Read more…]

Free Online Course on Robert Burns

Here’s the link to the latest in the series of free online courses on Robert Burns being offered by Gerry Carruthers and his team at Glasgow University. Several of us at RBANA have taken these and they are highly recommended. This one starts today, October 23. https://www.futurelearn.com/courses/robert-burns?utm_campaign=Share+Links&utm_medium=futurelearn-run_details&utm_source=email