Highlight Talks at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Free Highlight Talks continue in the Robertson Room at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Alloway!

Talks run on Wednesdays fro 1 hour with a 2.30pm start. All welcome!

Location: Robertson Room at the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum

Organiser: Melvyn Gibson, Museum’s volunteer.

 Places for these talks can be reserved by booking on Eventbrite, contacting the Museum on 01292 433700 or in person.

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, presents “A Friendship Dearest To My Soul”: The Correspondence of Robert Burns and Mrs Frances Dunlop. This talk explores the letters between them, the friendship that was forged within them, and just why it was so important for Burns. 

22nd of June

Marc Sherland, Immediate Past President of the Robert Burns World Federation, discusses ‘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. Booking is advised to avoid disappointment.

All welcome!