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Museum Guides and Highlight talks: The Changing economy in the Lifetime of Robert Burns

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Highlight talks

3pm, every Wednesday throughout the year. Free with admission

 

May 11th Economist  Denis Rattenbury traces massive upheavals in the British economy in the mid- to late-eighteenth century and considers their effect on the poet.  

Robertson Room, RBBM, at 3pm  

 

 
'The Burns Heid Inn'

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7.00pm - 10.30pm

Festival of Museums and Museums at Night presents The Burns Heid Inn. Burns Cottage operated as a pub for about a century. Join us in the Cottage Pavilion to meet the landlady, enjoy traditional music, a pie and a pint and not forgetting that old staple of pub entertainment - the quiz!

Tickets £15 / £12 concession (Students and senior citizens)

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Museum Guides and Highlight talks: Agnes Broun, Mother of Robert Burns

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Highlight talks

3pm, every Wednesday throughout the year. Free with admission

 

May 18th  Sheona Cameron discovers the woman who nurtured her son's talent through the traditional songs of the South West of Scotland and much more.  

Robertson Room, RBBM, at 3pm

 

 
Museum Guides and Highlight talks: Robert Burns and Liberty

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Highlight talks

3pm, every Wednesday throughout the year. Free with admission

 

May 25th  John Hutcheson sings songs and recites poems of liberty and equality, showing Burns' courage and commitment  to what were daring and dangerous ideas at the time.Accompanied by guitar.  

Robertson Room, RBBM, 3pm

 

 
Sunday Talk: 'Native Fire and Wild Graces': The Early Reception of Robert Burns in Contemporary Periodicals

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Sunday 29 May

2pm

It is commonly believed that Robert Burns became a national literary celebrity after the publication of the second edition of his Poems, Chiefly in the Scottish Dialect, best known as the 'Edinburgh edition'. However, Burns was already a talking point in the national press a few weeks after the publication of his first 'Kilmarnock edition'. Join Dr Rhona Brown of The Centre for Robert Burns Studies as she looks at the sometimes admiring, sometimes snooty and always influential stories and reviews of Burns which were published in the press during his life and shortly after, to demonstrate how they affected our understanding of Scotland's national bard.

 Free in the Robertson Room

 
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Fact of the day

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Robert Burns was a typically rebellious teenager, who wore his hair in a pony tail in defiance of his father and who would sneak away to go dancing with his friends

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