Racist Hume?

The Renaming of David Hume Tower

David Hume, eighteenth-century philosopher and historian, published racist views towards non-white peoples in one of his essays. Hume’s racism has led the University of Edinburgh to remove his name from the campus’s tallest building, previously called David Hume Tower.

This panel event brings together staff and a student of the University to discuss the renaming of the tower and Hume’s legacy on our campus.

Please direct any questions about this event to the organisers:

  • Jonny Cottrell: j.cottrell@ed.ac.uk
  • Jennifer Marusic: jennifer.marusic@ed.ac.uk

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