Wednesday Highlight Talks

Every Wednesday 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

17th June 2020
24th June 2020
3pm
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum
Murdochs Loan Alloway, Ayr KA7 4PQ
This is a free event
Call 01292443700

3pm start in the Robertson Room within the museum building.
These are free events and there is no need to book.

22nd April: Classy Lassies and Sassy Lassies
In his talk on Classy Lassies and Sassy Lassies Andy Hughes considers some of the women who featured prominently in the life of Scotland's National Bard, Robert Burns, their encounters with the Bard, their effect on Burns and the consequences for them of their contact with Robert Burns.

29th April: The Power of Pee
In his talk on The Power of Pee John Rattenbury, guide at the Burrell Collection, discusses the different uses found for urine throughout the centuries. From dyeing to bleaching and other matters that might surprise you the versatility and the possibilities of urine are revealed.

6th May: The Goat Fell Murder
In his talk on The Goat Fell Murder Bill Boyd deals with the circumstances, controversy, scandal and mysteries involved in a real murder case. The murder case in question related to incidents on the island of Arran in the late nineteenth century.

13th May: Robert Burns And The Oswalds Of Auchincruive
In his talk on Robert Burns and the Oswalds of Auchincruive Gordon Brown considers the life of Richard Oswald and the connections between the Oswald family and Robert Burns. Richard Oswald(1705-1784) was a Merchant and Slave Trader. He advised the British Government on the conduct of the American War of Independence, and led the British team negotiating the Peace treaty with the Americans after the war.

20th May: Jean-Jacques Rousseau
Many regard Robert Burns as a Pre-Romantic poet. He could read French and was influenced by Rousseau, musician, lover of nature, and figurehead of the Age of Sensibility, often labelled as the Father of Romanticism. Rousseau's ideas still affect us today. Denis Rattenbury explains the significance of Rousseau.

17th June: Origins of Expression
How often do you hear or use an expression, or idiom, and think 'I wonder where that came from?' In our daily conversations we say things like 'back to square one then' or 'in a nutshell' or 'that cost an arm and a leg' with no idea what they once met. Bill Rogers illustrates and explains a good number of these in this talk on The Origins Of Expressions.

24th June: Scotch On the Rocks: Literary Fiction In The Scottish Enlightenment
Dr Mark McLean of the National Trust for Scotland in Scotch On The Rocks talks about a time when Scots punched above their weight in the international arena of ideas. But it was also an era of acute anxiety (and antagonism between) Scottish scholars as they struggled to conform to the strict norms of standard English, without betraying their own unique literary character. Dr Mclean explores some of the heat as well as the light that was generated by this Enlightenment effort.

Additional Dates: 24 June 2020

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