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British Lion Gregor Townsend returns

Scotland rugby star and Edinburgh Politics/IR graduate Gregor Townsend returns to the Uni to discuss his student days, career and the future of sport.

Edinburgh Politics/IR is proud to welcome back to the Uni its former student and one of rugby's true greats, Gregor Townsend, on 11 February 2008 (1730) in Lecture theatre B of the David Hume Tower. Gregor is the most capped Scotland international of all time.

All are welcome to 'A Conversation with Gregor Townsend', to be led and chaired by Professor John Peterson, head of Edinburgh Politics/IR. Afterwards, a wine reception will be held at which Gregor will be available to sign copies of his recent autobiography, 'The Talk of the Toony', published in 2007 by HarperSport (link to Further information from

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