Dr Iain Buckland - 9:30 am to 10:30 am

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"Guid auld Scotch drink - drinking culture in the time of Robert Burns"

Following a long career as a mechanical engineer specialising in energy conservation and sustainability, Iain Buckland embarked on a new career exploring a long-held passion for food culture and history.

In 2011, Iain completed a Le Cordon Bleu Master of Arts in Gastronomy at the University of Adelaide. This led to an offer from the University to undertake a Doctor of Philosophy in food history, which he completed in 2016.

Iain and his sculptor wife Julie Edgar both come from families with Scottish connections. This has inspired Iain to ongoing academic and practical interest in the unique culinary traditions of Scotland.