Bert & Alice Mullen
Every two years, the Scottish League of Credit Unions host an event called the 'Bert Mullen Lecture', named after and in honour of Bert Mullen who helped start the first Credit Union in Scotland, in 1970. 
The purpose of the event is to connect Credit Unions and like-minded community organisations with an inspiring Guest Speaker who positively changes the lives of others through their words and actions, as Bert did all those years ago.

We're delighted to announce that writer and broadcaster Stuart Cosgrove will deliver this year's Bert Mullen Lecture and talk about his forthcoming book, 'Memphis 68', the second part of his epic trilogy on sixties soul.  In advance of the 50th anniversary of the assignation of Martin Luther King, the lecture promises to be rich in history, soul music and social change.


DATE:  Friday 6 October
TIME:  6 pm (Refreshments)
TIME:  7pm (Lecture start)
VENUE: Stirling Court Hotel
COST: Free

 

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Stuart Cosgrove is from Perth, Scotland and is a writer and broadcaster. He is the author of 'Detroit 67: The Year that Changed Soul' recently nominated as Best Music Book of 2016  'Young Soul Rebels: a Personal History of Northern Soul' and the forthcoming 'Memphis 68.' He was a staff writer with the black music paper Echoes, Media Editor of the NME and a television executive with the UK broadcaster Channel 4. 

A graduate of Hull University, he completed a PhD. in modern American theatre history and has since studied at Wharton Business School, University of Pennsylvania and the John Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University.

Stuart is an Honorary Fellow of John Moores University Liverpool and an Honorary Professor of Stirling University, and Honorary Doctor of Arts at Abertay University in his native Scotland.  In 2005 he was named Broadcaster of the Year in the Glenfiddich Spirit of Scotland Awards, In 2012 he won numerous awards including a BAFTA and Royal Television Society award for Channel 4's coverage of the London Paralympics 2012, Paralympics including.  Stuart presents BBC Scotland's popular radio show 'Off the Ball'.