MA Research

A Life Changing Experience

Helen started the Masters Degree with no expectations. 30 years after her first degree in Biology her Masters Degree was a steep learning curve and a new focus in life. Completing the course in 2019 Helen earned a distinction and immediately enrolled as a PhD Researcher in the same field.


Public Scandal, Private Sin;

Scottish Border Town Women 
and the Subversion of Patriarchal Control, 

Scottish Kirk Courts

Of Duns, Dunbar and Lauder in the south-east of Scotland, 1707-1756

The Subversion

Irregular marriages, slander, adultery, infanticide and more

The Women

The women who refused to be controlled by the Kirk Elders.

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