Upcoming 'Talks in the Library'

Issued: Mon, 26 Sep 2016 16:11:00 BST

A Hidden Gem: Art and Mental Health

  • Date: Tuesday 25 October 2016
  • Time: 19:00 - 20:00
  • Venue: Talk Lab, Level 3, University Library
  • Speaker: Dr Maureen Park

In this month`s Talk in the Library, arranged by The Friends of Glasgow University Library, Dr Maureen Park, Centre for Open Studies, will illustrate the significance of art in human well-being and medical therapy and reflect upon the discovery and content of Dr W.A.F. Browne's Collection of Patient Art at Crichton Royal Institution, Dumfries, which has now been secured and catalogued by the University Library with support from the Wellcome Foundation.

Dr Maureen Park is a Senior Lecturer in the History of Art. She is the Subject Specialist for Visual Art - art history, photography, practical art and art therapy - and also lectures across the Colleges of Arts, Medical Veterinary and Life Sciences, and Social Science. 

Talk open to all, and followed by refreshments.

Thomas Hollis and his Library of Liberty

  • Date: Tuesday 22 November 2016
  • Time: 19:00 – 20:00
  • Venue: Talk Lab, Level 3, University Library
  • Speaker: Dr Adam Budd

In this month's Talk in the Library, arranged by The Friends of Glasgow University Library, Dr Adam Budd, University of Edinburgh, discusses the achievements of philosopher Thomas Hollis who championed democracy and republicanism in the 18th century in Britain, the Continent and North America, establishing his Library of Liberty which published books destined for libraries, the public and universities, including Glasgow. His bookseller in London was Andrew Millar from the West of Scotland and a contemporary of Robert Foulis.

At Edinburgh University Dr Adam Budd is a Lecturer in Cultural History within the School of History, Classics and Archaeology. He has a particular interest in the world of the bookseller in the development of the Enlightenment.

Talk open to all, and followed by refreshments.

Vis the Friends of Glasgow University Library website.


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