LUNCHTIME TALKS

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15/02/2017 - 19/04/2017
12.30-1pm

Talks take place on a Wednesday from 12.30-1pm. Admission is free but advance booking is required on 01224 337714.

Wednesday 15 February
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
KISS OF DEATH: DEATH AND MOURNING IN THE VICTORIAN ERA
Jenny Pape, Curator, History
An introduction to the exhibition which explores death and mourning in the Victorian era.

Wednesday 22 February
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
NARCOTICS, POISON AND PALM OIL: ABERDEEN’S MARITIME MURDERS
Jason Finch, Curator, History
Not everyone who boarded an Aberdeen-built vessel survived their journey, some met unnatural ends. This talk looks at some of those murders, including that of the Captain of the Rifleman, in an attempt to steal the ship, and the massacre of the Heroine’s crew, which led to a Royal Navy attack in revenge.

Wednesday 1 March
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
ECHOES OF THE RESURRECTION MEN
Dr Martyn Gorman, Honorary Reader, Biological Sciences, University of Aberdeen
Prior to the Anatomy Act of 1832 the only legal bodies for dissection were those of convicted murderers. The demand for corpses by the University and private anatomy schools far exceeded the legal supply. The resurrection men who dug up newly buried bodies made the shortfall good. In this illustrated talk I will describe the ingenious ways in which the public tried to prevent this from happening.

Wednesday 8 March
Aberdeen Maritime Museum
HIGHLAND WIDOW: QUEEN VICTORIA IN MOURNING
Jenny Brown, Lead Curator, History
The death of Prince Albert cast Queen Victoria into deep mourning for 40 years, becoming a hallmark of her reign. This talk explores how Victoria memorialised her husband and others she grieved for, with particular reference to the landscape around Balmoral.

Wednesday 22 March
Central Library Aberdeen
ABERDEEN ART GALLERY: INSPIRING ART AND MUSIC
Join members of the Redevelopment team for the latest project news.

Wednesday 29 March
Central Library Aberdeen
KISS OF DEATH: DEATH AND MOURNING IN THE VICTORIAN ERA
Jenny Pape, Curator, History
An introduction to the exhibition, Kiss of Death, on show at Aberdeen Maritime Museum.

Wednesday 5 April
The Tolbooth Museum
WHEN MRS ELIZABETH FRY CAME TO TOWN: SOCIAL REFORM IN ABERDEEN’S PRISONS
Councillor Lesley Dunbar, Aberdeen City Council
Early suffragist and social reformer, Elizabeth Fry visited Aberdeen’s Tolbooth in 1818

Wednesday 19 April
The Tolbooth Museum
THE MILITIA IN NORTH EAST SCOTLAND
Ruaraidh Wishart, Senior Archivist, Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives

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