The Clan Chief, Sir Alexander Matheson of Matheson, was on duty welcoming guests at Westminster Abbey for the coronation of King Charles III and Queen Camilla, following his appointment as Extra Equerry by King Charles in March
The Annual National Trust for Scotland / 1745 Association Culloden Lecture
Held at the Culloden Visitor Centre on 14 April
You can view the Culloden Lecture online at any time!!
Details received from Michael Nevin:
This year's NTS / 1745 Association Annual Culloden Lecture, delivered as part of the annual commemoration marking the 277th anniversary of the last battle fought on British soil, can now be seen on YouTube.
Following a short introduction by the 1745 Association's President, the Very Rev’d Dr Emsley Nimmo, and a tribute to the Association's previous Chairman, the eminent military historian Dr Christopher Duffy who passed away in November, the current Chair Michael Nevin applies Prospect Theory developed by Nobel Prize Winner Daniel Kahneman and his colleague Amos Tversky to assess seven strategic decisions that led to Culloden, as follows:
July 1745: Confirmation Bias and the decision to instigate the Rising
August 1745: Loss Aversion, the Sunk Cost fallacy and the decision to continue the Rising after the loss of the ‘Elisabeth’
October 30th 1745: Decision Framing, the Allais Paradox and the decision to advance into England
December 5th 1745: Ambiguity Aversion, the Ellsberg Paradox and the decision to retreat from Derby
December 19th 1745: The Endowment Effect and the decision to leave a garrison in Carlisle
February 1746: The Affect Heuristic and the decision to retreat into the Highlands
April 15th and 16th 1746: Optimism Bias, the Night March on Nairn and the decision to stand at Culloden
Conclusion: Bonnie Prince Charlie Syndrome
The 33 minute presentation is now available on YouTube with sub-titles if required at:
N.B.: the YouTube video is of the presentation only, not the subsequent discussion and Q&A, as under the 1745 Association’s conventions these are conducted under Chatham House rules.
'Flowers Of The Forest'
In tribute to Her Late Majesty Queen Elizabeth II
Played by Stuart Matheson Latto