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Gregor Townsend

British Lion Gregor Townsend returns


Scotland rugby star and Edinburgh Politics/IR graduate Gregor Townsend returned to the Uni to discuss his student days, career and the future of sport.  Edinburgh Politics/IR was proud to welcome back to the Uni its former student and one of rugby's true greats, Gregor Townsend, on 11 February 2008. Gregor is the one of the most capped Scotland internationals of all time.


'A Conversation with Gregor Townsend', was led and chaired by Professor John Peterson, head of Edinburgh Politics/IR. Afterwards, a wine reception was held at which Gregor signed copies of his recent autobiography, 'The Talk of the Toony', published in 2007 by HarperSport.