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.


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
Malaria Science Showcase talk


Medici Medals: Miniature Art from the Grand Duchy of Tuscany
Date: Tuesday 16 September 2014
Time: 1.00pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Sean Kelly, Hunterian Intern
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


A jigsaw puzzle with most pieces missing: reconstructing the lost tomb of Robert the Bruce
Date: Tuesday 23 September 2014
Time: 1.00pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Iain Fraser, Royal Commission on the Ancient and Historical Monuments of Scotland
Location: Hunterian Museum


Toadstones and tongue stones: fossils as medicines
Date: Tuesday 30 September 2014
Time: 1.00pm - 1.15pm
Speaker: Dr Beverly Bergman, Institute of Health and Wellbeing, University of Glasgow
Location: Hunterian Museum


Crafty Critters
Date: 7 October 2014
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker:Dr Mhairi Stewart, Wellcome Trust Centre For Molecular Parasitology
Location: Hunterian Museum
Malaria Science Showcase and Black History Month talk


Further adventures in Africa
Date: 14 October 2014
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Sally Anne Coupar and Monica Callaghan, The HunterianLocation:
Hunterian Museum
Black History Month talk


Taking the bite out of Malaria
Date: 21 October 2014
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Heather Ferguson, Institute of Biodiversity, Animal Health and Comparative Medicine
Location: Hunterian Museum
Black History Month talk


Colonial Caricatures? The Sculptures of Thomas Ona
Date: 28 October 2014
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Rosie Spooner, Hunterian Associate
Location: Hunterian Museum
Black History Month talk


The biggest crystal in The Hunterian collections
Date: 4 November 2014
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr John Faithfull, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Museum


Dunfermline as a Royal Mausoleum
Date: 11 November 2014
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Professor Dauvit Broun, Scottish History
Location: Hunterian Museum
The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce talk


History, Fiction, Fantasy: The Making of Past Worlds
Date: 18 November 2014
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Ioulia Kolovou, Hunterian Associate
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Object Lessons: Teaching Aid to Museum Piece
Date: 25 November 2014
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Rosie Spooner, Hunterian Associate
Location: Hunterian Museum


Robert the Bruce Tomb Visualisation Project
Date: 2 December 2014
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Alastair Rawlinson, Digital Design Studio, Glasgow School of Art
Location: Hunterian Museum
The Lost Tomb of Robert the Bruce talk


Shocking Medicine? - Edwardian electrotherapy devices
Date: 9 December 2014
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Nicky Reeves, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Museum


Please note, our talks schedule stops on 9 December for the Christmas holiday, resuming on 13 January 2015.