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( Charity Number SC 043931 )

The Friends of Robert Burns Birthplace Museum offer practical support to the museum and arrange events for volunteers who support the property.

The Friends hold Highlight Talks on Wednesdays at 2.30pm in the Robertson Room, Main Museum. The talks last 30 to 45 minutes and are free to everyone.

The programme from March to June 2022 is given below.

For further information on our events, please contact our Chairperson, Alison Wilson, Email info@friendsofrbbm.org.uk.

Wednesday 16 March 2022
Talk by Myra McLanaghan, Birthplace Museum Volunteer.
Myra will discuss in, When an Honest Man Became a Doonhamer, the significance and details involved in Robert Burns move from Ayrshire to Dumfriesshire.
Wednesday 23 March 2022
Talk by John Rattenbury, "Burrell Renaissance Project".
Due to its popular demand, we are delighted to welcome back John Rattenbury to deliver his talk on the Burrell Renaissance Project. After closing over five years ago, the World-famous Burrell Collection in Glasgow’s Pollok Park reopens in March on completion of a multi-million pound refurbishment.
John Rattenbury is a Guide Organiser at the Burrell Collection. This is a free talk, but we recommend booking to guarantee entry.
Friday 25 March 2022 at 7pm
Fundraising Quiz Night.
Join the Friends of Robert Burns Birthplace Museum for a Fun Night of Trivia! Money raised by the Friends will be used to fund specific projects on the site.
Tickets are £5 per person and teams can be a maximum of 6 persons per team. There will be a bottle bar, raffle, and prizes.
Tickets can be reserved and paid for online by visiting www.friendsofrbbm.org.uk/fundraising-quiz-night.
Please send details of your team members and a name for your team to ana.gonzalez@nts.org.uk
Wednesday 27 April 2022
Talk by Mark McLean, former Learning Manager at NTS Newhailes House, "Scotch on The Rocks: Literary Friction in the period of the Scottish Enlightenment".
Mark guides us through the heat and light generated by the tension arising from the use, discarding of and views on Scots language in the eighteenth century and beyond.
Wednesday 25 May 2022
Talk by Dr Moira Hansen of Glasgow University.
Subject of her talk to be confirmed.
Wednesday 22 June 2022
Talk by Marc Sherland, Immediate Past President of the Robert Burns World Federation, "Burns of Note".
Marc’s talk, originally scheduled for March 2020, deals with the fascinating story of paper money and its relationship with Robert Burns.

Friends of Robert Burns Birthplace Museum is a registered Scottish charity number SC043931.

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