We are delighted to welcome the return of our fantastic highlight talks!
Location: 🏛 Robertson Room, Main Museum
The Highlight Talks are on Wednesdays with a 2.30pm start. The talks are given over 30 to 45 minutes. What time remains of the allocated hour is given over to Questions and Answers.
19th of January
John Hutcheson performs Gie Me A Spark of Nature’s Fire: Songs and Poems of Robert Burns to celebrate and look forward to the Bard’s birthday on the 25th of this month.
9th of February
John Rattenbury, Guide Organiser at the Burrell Collection, talks about The Burrell Renaiisance Project. After closing over five years ago, the World famous Burrell Collection in Glasgow’s Pollok Park reopens in March on completion of a multi-million pound refurbishment.
16th of March
Myra McLanaghan, Birthplace Museum Volunteer, discusses in, When An Honest Man Became a Doonhamer, the significance and details involved in Robert Burns move from Ayrshire to Dumfriesshire.
27th of April
Mark McLean, former Learning Manager at NTS Newhailes House, presents Scotch on The Rocks: Literary Friction in the period of the Scottish Enlightenment. Mark guides us through the heat and light generated by the tension arising from the use, discarding of and views on Scots language in the eighteenth century and beyond.
25th of May
Dr Moira Hansen of Glasgow University. Subject of her talk to be confirmed.
22nd of June
Marc Sherland, Immediate Past President of the Robert Burns World Federation, gives a talk entitled Burns of Note. His talk, originally scheduled for March 2020, deals with the fascinating story of paper money and its relationship with Robert Burns.
Highlight Talks are FREE.