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 - The Many Colours of the Sun
Date: 28 July 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Dr Iain Hannah, School of Physics and Astronomy, University of Glasgow
Location: Hunterian Museum


The Poetry of Place: Duncan Shanks and the Falls of Clyde
Date: 4 August 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Anne Dulau Beverage, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


Contemporary Art 
Date: 11 August 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Mungo Campbell, The Hunterian
Location: Hunterian Art Gallery


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 1.10pm until 2.30pm.


Unearthing Connections: Mediterranean Archaeology of the 2nd Millennium B.C.
Date: 1 September 2015
Time: 1.00pm
Speaker: Angela Mussafra, 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