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.


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


Dating and Decoding: The Entombment of Christ
Date: 13 January 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Susie Beckham, 4th Year History of Art (MUSE)
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Cool Sport: Curling Medals
Date: 20 January 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Donal Bateson
Location: Hunterian Museum


Captain Cook and Fiji
Date: 27 January 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Professor Paul Bishop
Location: Hunterian Museum


Two Model Engines and a Clock
Date: 3 February 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Nicky Reeves, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Museum


Pieces of the Red Planet: New Research on Meteorites from Mars 
Date: 10 February 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr John Faithfull, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Museum


Painting Flesh: Like Wine and Milk Mingled
Date: 17 February 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Hannah Woodward, Hunterian Associate
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Scotland and Fiji 
Date: 24 February 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Sally-Anne Coupar, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Museum


Harbours, Bridges and Canals: John Rennie, Scottish Engineer
Date: 3 March 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Donal Bateson, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Museum


Hunting Rebels
Date: 10 March 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Jade Scott, Hunterian Associate
Location: Hunterian Museum


C T R Wilson: Scotland's first Physics Nobel Prize Winner
Date: 17 March 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Alex McKinnon, Centre for Open Studies
Location: Hunterian Museum


Duncan Shanks: Materials and Techniques
Date: 24 March 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Chris Allan, Former Hunterian Deputy Director
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Glasgow Student Connections with the South Pacific
Date: 31 March 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Moira Rankin, University Archives
Location: Hunterian Museum


Mud, Minerals and Medicine
Date: 7 April 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Beverly Bergman, Institute of Health and Wellbeing
Location: Hunterian Museum


Speaker, title and location to be confirmed
Date: 14 April 2015


Shedding Light on Heart Disease
Date: 21 April 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Jonathan Taylor, School of Physics and Astronomy
Location: Hunterian Museum


Contemporary Art at The Hunterian
Date: 28 April 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Mungo Campbell, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Duncan Shanks
Date: 5 May 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Professor Paul Bishop, University of Glasgow
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Torpedoed: Death on the High Seas
Date: 12 May 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Donal Bateson, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Museum


More Contemporary Art at The Hunterian
Date: 19 May 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Mungo Campbell, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


A Light Calculator
Date: 26 May 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Jacquiline Romero, School of Physics and Astronomy
Location: Hunterian Museum


Speaker, title and location to be confirmed
Date: 2 June 2015


Hoogstraten’s Road to Calvary: A Passion painting by a Rembrandt pupil
Date: 9 June 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Peter Black, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Forensic Medicine
Date: 16 June 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Sam Maddra, University Archives
Location: Hunterian Museum


Using Light as a Ruler
Date: 23 June 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Christian Killow, School of Physics and Astronomy
Location: Hunterian Museum


Speaker, title and location to be confirmed
Date: 30 June 2015