University of Dundee Disability Awareness Lecture In Honour of Eddie Small

Activity: Other activity typesPublic engagement and outreach - public lecture/debate/seminar


On the 3rd December , the International Day of Persons with Disabilities please join us for the inaugural University of Dundee Annual Disability Awareness Lecture, in honour of Eddie Small. The late Mr Eddie Small was an active member of the Disabled Staff Network, a historian, playwright, creative writing tutor and Public Engagement Officer in the School of Humanities, University of Dundee. He was a well-known face in Dundee literary circles and wrote the play The Four Marys as well as the books Mary Lily Walker: The Forgotten Visionary of Dundee and To Bodies Gone, the latter of which saw Eddie research the history of death in Scotland, with an emphasis on practices and rituals surrounding bereavement. He was also a strong advocate for awareness around disability, participating in the Hands of X project (DJCAD, ESW,HUM) that brought together design and disability advocacy in an innovative way.
In this year’s lecture John Horon will be highlighting his background as a disabled barrister as well as discussing the theme of ‘doublespeak’ in accessing justice for disabled people. John will be joined by Fiona Kumari Campbell FRSA, Professor of Disability and Ableism Studies, School of Education and Social Work, University of Dundee.
There will be an opportunity after the talk, for question & answers.
Period3 Dec 2020
Event titleDisability History Month 2020
Event typeOther
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionRegional


  • disability
  • Disabilities
  • disability history month