Why You Should Go
Often referred to as “the Athens of the North” because of its rich intellectual tradition in the arts, humanities, and sciences, Edinburgh is the second most visited city in the United Kingdom after London. Robert Louis Stevenson, a native son, wrote: “Edinburgh is what Paris ought to be.” The capital city of Scotland and home to two recent British Prime Minister, Tony Blair and Gordon Brown, this city of half a million people traces its origins to the Bronze Age and today still houses some of the finest examples of Medieval and Georgian architecture in Europe and the United Kingdom.
Meet the Professor:
Michael Parrish, Distinguished Professor of History, has taught at UCSD since 1968 and served for five years as department chairman. He regularly offers courses in the history of American law, religion and law, famous American trials, and American films that focus on law, justice, and lawyers. He was educated at the University of California (Riverside), Yale University, and the Harvard Law School. Seniors at UCSD’s Thurgood Marshall College have recognized him as one of their Outstanding Professors. In 2007-08 he directed the UC Education Abroad Program in Edinburgh and supervised 150 UC students at that university as well as Glasgow, St. Andrews, Durham, York, Leeds, Dublin, Cork and Galway. In 2006-07 he served as the Bicentennial Professor of American Studies at the University of Helsinki, Finland. He has traveled extensively in the United Kingdom, Ireland, and Europe.