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SCOTTISH MEDICAL EDUCATION L. R. C. AGNEW UCLA School of Medicine Los Angeles, California There are two main types of medical education—formal and informal—and this paper is mainly concerned with formal medical education as conducted by the Scottish universities and by certain other institutions. Now, although formal Scottish medical education is our main topic, we should at least rec- ognize the existence of informal Scottish medical education—indeed, there were even families of healers in the West of Scotland who were active long before any of the

24 THE UPSURGE OF S C O T T I S H N A T I O N A L I S M 1967 I am not a member of the Scottish National Party or any of the other nationalist organizations. But I have been an active Scottish nationalist for nearly fifty years. M y opposition to, or lack of sympathy with, almost all the leading Scottish nationalists I know is due to my having an entirely different set of priorities. I am not a shopkeeper or a businessman. I do not believe that a nation can be regenerated by arguments based on statistics or improved business techniques. The true saying

similar and much more slender grounds; but there can be no question of the intentional appropriation of a previous thinker's ideas by the Professor of Natural Science at New College, Edinburgh, although, as a matter of fact, his book is largely a restatement, in terms intelligible to those who have been bred in similar traditions to his own, of the 38 A Russo-Scottish Parallelism 39 essence of Solovyov's philosophy which, as stated by him, in the terms of a culture entirely different from ours, is for the most part quite outwith the comprehension of the great

2 2 CONTEMPORARY SCOTTISH LITERATURE AND THE N A T I O N A L Q U E S T I O N 1965* I have travelled a great deal in recent years in the Soviet Union, the German Democratic Republic, People's China, Czechoslovakia, Hungary, Rumania, Bulgaria and elsewhere, discussing literary matters with university audiences and conversing with groups of writers. But I have never met anyone in these countries who knew anything about contemporary Scottish literature or was aware that there was any such thing. In this respect the peoples of these countries were not

23 THE SCOTTISH RENAISSANCE MOVEMENT AFTER F O R T Y YEARS 1966 Sydney Goodsir Smith had a long and fully documented essay, 'Trahison des Clercs or the Anti-Scottish Lobby in Scottish Letters', in Studies in Scottish Literature, vol. II , no. 2 (October 1964), in the course of which he wrote: A t the start of H u g h MacDiarmid's career in the 1920s the idea of a Scottish Renaissance, political and cultural, was merely funny to his enemies, the old and the middle-aged. In the 'thirties just about every considerable Scottish writer of the time was an

CINEMA (Scotland, 1993) Colin McArthur [First published in Sight and Sound 3, no. 8 (1993): 30–32.] Much of Colin McArthur’s work (most notably the seminal Scotch Reels [BFI, 1982]) can be understood as series of manifestos arguing for a local, culturally engaged Scottish cinema that throws off the incessant drive to compete with Holly- wood. If Scotch Reels lambastes the reliance of tartanry and kailyard as defi ning and self-colonizing representations of Scotland, “In Praise of a Poor Cinema” aims its sights at Scottish funding agencies’ own self

1 0 THE S C O T T I S H R E N A I S S A N C E : THE N E X T STEP In his deplorable article on 'Scottish Literature in the Universities' in the Scots Review of March, Professor W . L. Renwick has un- fortunately forgotten what he wrote in the first volume of Intro- duction to English Literaturewhen he drew attention to Sir David Lyndsay's verse and said: 'It's comic inconsequence is part of the Scottish birthright ... Some day Scotland may remember the art and the music that those generations made, and may set this part of her tradition in its place when

C H A P T E R 7 The Cases of Ireland and Scotland To deepen the analysis of elementary education in nineteenth-century Britain, I now turn to two other facets of it, Ireland and Scotland. Both were under the rule of the British Parliament in London but had either a degree of autonomy or separate administrative arrangements in sev- eral institutional areas, including education. As a case for study, Ireland represents a more extreme version than Wales of cultural (including reli- gious), institutional, and political differences from England. These in- cluded

13 ROBERT FERGUSSON: DIRECT POETRY AND THE SCOTTISH GENIUS 1952 I have sung in one of my poems Ah, happy they who no less lonely Are companioned by a future—who foresee The struggle of a nation into consciousness of being, The significance of that being, and the necessity Of the forms taken by the struggle towards it And sing accordingly. — Subtle, intangible, a distant music Heard only in the lull of the gusty wind; They are animated and restrained in the soul Not by that instinctive love of a native land To which all can respond but by a mystical

of French airs and c h a p t e r s e v e n English Music for the Scottish Progress of 1617 78 Originally published in Source Materials and the Interpretation of Music: A Memorial Volume to Thurston Dart, ed. I. Bent (London: Stainer & Bell, 1981), 209–26. English Music for the Scottish Progress / 79 dances, Italian madrigals and motets and so on, and shaped the musical thinking of each successive generation. In roughly the same way that an ecclesiastical style had remained lit- tle altered from the death of Dunstable to the advent of the Reformation, so the