The Art of the Burns Supper

The Art of the Burns Supper

Global Burns
Date: Tuesday 25 January 2022
Time: 18:00 GMT - 19:00 GMT
Venue: Online
Category: Public lectures, Academic events, Alumni events

This event will mark the end of a two year project, researching the history of Burns Suppers and mapping these events in the 21st Century. It will also include the unveiling of a specially commissioned piece of artwork by David Mach, which so many of our alumni community helped to create by submitting images of their own Burns events in 2021.

The artwork will be unveiled as the centrepiece of a Virtual Reality exhibition, created as part of the `Burns Beyond Reality` collaboration between the Centre for Robert Burns Studies and immersive learning platform Edify. Come and experience the story and legacy of the Burns Supper as never seen before, including a trip to Alloway Kirk as Rabbie imagined it in `Tam o' Shanter`. 

Concluding the event will be a lively Q&A session with our panel of experts including: Professor Gerry Carruthers, Dr Pauline Mackay and Dr Paul Malgrati. You will also hear from the esteemed Dr Clark McGinn during the course of the night.

Please see below for the event details:

Date: Tuesday 25 January 2022
Timings: 6.00pm - 7.00pm (GMT)
Location: Zoom Webinar

An opportunity to pre-submit questions to put to the panel during the session will be available on the registration form. Please note that we may not be able to cover all the questions during the event.

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