Insight Talks

Insight Talks

 A series of lunchtime talks given by experts from The Hunterian and the University of Glasgow.  

These talks offer an insight into The Hunterian's world class collections and current research at the University of Glasgow. 

The talks last approximately 10 minutes and take place every Tuesday at 1.00pm in various Hunterian locations.

Admission is free and all are welcome!

A list of previous Insight Talks can be found here.


Science Showcase - Measuring Oxygen Use in the Eye by Using Light
Date: 18 August 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Prof Andrew Harvey, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow
Location: Hunterian Museum


Remembering the Old College: Objects of Reminiscence
Date: 25 August 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Ruth Turner, Hunterian Associate
Location: Hunterian Museum

Following this Insight Talk there will be a special Campus Tour delivered by the Student Representative Council in partnership with Ruth Turner. Ruth will highlight the architectural links with the Old College which can be found on campus. The Campus Tour is normally chargeable but is offered free for this event. No need to book, just stay after the talk. The tour will run from around 1.30pm until 2.30pm.


Unearthing Connections: Mediterranean Archaeology of the 2nd Millennium B.C.
Date: 1 September 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Angela Massafra, Hunterian Associate
Location: Hunterian Museum


Chapbooks: The Literature of the Streets
Date: 8 September 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Louise Creechan, Hunterian Associate
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Ova Blown, Curating a Historic Egg Collection
Date: 15 September 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Adam Hotson, Museum Studies Intern
Location: Zoology Museum, Graham Kerr building


Dutch and Flemish Landscape Etchings
Date: 22 September 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Peter Black, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Science Showcase - Springs made from Light
Date: 29 September 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Sebastian Steinlechner, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow
Location: Hunterian Museum


Trafficking Culture exhibition talk
Date: 6 October 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Professor Simon Mackenzie, School of Social and Political Science, University of Glasgow
Location: Hunterian Museum


Local Hero – The Dawson VC 1915
Date: 13 October 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Donal Bateson, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Museum


Mackintosh Interiors
Date: 20 October 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Sabine Wieber, History of Art, University of Glasgow
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Title, speaker and location to be confirmed.
Date: 27 October 2015
Time: 1.00pm


Hudibras Triumphant, a recent acquisition by William Hogarth
Date: 3 November 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Peter Black, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Trafficking Culture exhibition talk
Date: 10 November 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Donna Yates, The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, University of Glasgow
Location: Hunterian Museum


Title, speaker and location to be confirmed.
Date: 17 November 2015
Time: 1.00pm


Title, speaker and location to be confirmed.
Date: 24 November 2015
Time: 1.00pm


Alexander Wilson and the solar spots
Date: 1 December 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Lindsey Fletcher, Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow
Location: Hunterian Museum


The Myth and Monsters of the Deep Sea
Date: 8 December 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Lynne Kelman, PhD
Location: Hunterian Museum


Trafficking Culture exhibition talk
Date: 15 December 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Christos Tsirogiannis, The Scottish Centre for Crime and Justice Research, University of Glasgow
Location: Hunterian Museum