JFK assassination unwrapped - in Rothesay

Fifty years on from the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, Argyll College in Rothesay is to host a one-day course looking at one of the 20th century’s most iconic moments.

‘The Murder of JFK’, at the Rothesay learning centre on Saturday, November 23 - 50 years and a day since the infamous event - will be delivered by David Mackay, an experienced international lecturer from Glasgow University and former Lieutenant Colonel in the Parachute Regiment.

David will consider the US involvement in Vietnam, the Mafia, Cuban influences, civil rights, the Cold War and the subsequent events which have retrospectively been linked to this episode in American history.

The one day event will examine the technical evidence regarding the assassination - with weapons expertise being provided by former Parachute Regiment and Special Forces member Larry Winning - and will consider the political and diplomatic themes of the time and invite students to offer their own interpretations of the evidence produced.

This event will appeal not only to those who lived through the period, but also to younger students keen to discover the facts.

The course runs from 10am to 4pm - for further details and to reserve your place please contact Linda McLaughlan , Argyll College UHI on 01700 501000