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 to The Hunterian Insight Talks is free.

All welcome!

A list of previous Insight Talks can be found here.


The woman with the veil: The technical analysis of John Duncan Fergusson's 'Le Voile Persan'
Date: 15 July 2014
Time: 1.00pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Camilla Catania, MLit student, Technical Art History, University of Glasgow
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Small Change, Big Games: Roman artefacts demonstrate that coins celebrating games is a very old tradition 
Date: Tuesday 22 July 2014
Time: 1.00pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Jennifer Hilder and Sarah Graham, Hunterian Associates
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Twin Peaks: the archaeological story of Dumbarton Rock
Date: Tuesday 29 July 2014
Time: 1.00pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Dr Sally-Anne Coupar, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Museum


Down the plughole: bathing with the Romans in Scotland
Date: Tuesday 5 August 2014
Time: 1.00pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Rachel Pugh, Material Culture and Artefact Studies MLitt student
Location: Hunterian Museum


These rags and streaks that master us: Edwin Morgan, Joan Eardley and Glasgow street scenes 
Date: Tuesday 12 August 2014
Time: 1.00pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Kirsty Strang, Hunterian Associate
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce
Date: Tuesday 19 August 2014
Time: 1.00pm – 1.15pm
Speaker: Professor David Gaimster, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Museum


The Blarney Stone and much, much more: the geological microscope slides of Matthew Forster Heddle (1828-1897)
Date: Tuesday 26 August 2014
Time: 1.00pm – 1.15pm
Speaker: Becky Smith, Hunterian Intern
Location: Hunterian Museum


Begonias by Charles Rennie Mackintosh: a special loan to The Hunterian
Date: Tuesday 2 September 2014
Time: 1.00pm – 1.15pm
Speaker: Professor Pamela Robertson, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Malaria - Killer Disease 
Date: Tuesday 9 September 2014
Time: 1.00pm – 1.15pm
Speaker: Dr Sonya Taylor, College of Medical, Veterinary and Life Sciences, University of Glasgow
Location: Hunterian Museum