Wednesday Highlight Talks

On selected Wednesdays throughout the year the team at Robert Burns Birthplace Museum and volunteers hold a Highlight Talk exploring the life and works of Robert Burns!

Wednesday Highlight Talks

About Wednesday Highlight Talks

3pm start in the Robertson Room within the museum building.

16th March: When An Honest Man Became a Doonhamer
On the 16th of March Myra McLanaghan, Robert Burns 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 April: Scotch on The Rocks
On the 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 May: A Friendship Dearest To My Soul - The Correspondence of Robert Burns and Frances Dunlop
In this talk for for the Highlight Talk series Doctor Moira Hansen of Glasgow University explores letters between Robert Burns and Mrs Frances Dunlop, the perhaps unlikely friendship that was forged within them, and just why it was so important for Burns.

22nd June: Burns of Note
On the 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.


Please note that booking places for all Highlight Talks on Eventbrite is advised. Places can also be reserved by contacting the Robert Burns Birthplace Museum. Admission to the Highlight Talks will also be available if there are unreserved seats on the day.

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