Scottish Economic historian Alastair Durie will deliver Monmouth College’s 2013 Wells Lecture on Oct. 9 at 7 p.m. in the Pattee Auditorium of the new Center for Science and Business.
Titled “God, Mammon, and Medicine: The Business of Health Tourism,” the lecture is free and open to the public. It is supported by a grant from the Wells Foundation to honor the intersections of business and science.
Durie’s expertise is in 19th- and 20th-century Scottish development, and he is particularly a scholar of the longstanding Scots tourist industry, publishing seminal studies in “Water Is Best” and “Travels in Scotland.”
Durie has served as a faculty member, international student adviser, dissertation director and administrator at The University of Aberdeen, Glasgow University, the University of Stirling and, most recently, the United Kingdom’s Open University and the University of the Highlands and Islands.
“Our speaker this year brings not only a broad set of research interests and expertise to Monmouth College’s campus, but also a long tradition of supporting vibrant undergraduate education in all of its facets,” said English professor Mark Willhardt, who first met Durie when he served as Willhardt’s foreign study adviser at the University of Aberdeen.