Lunchtime Talks

Aberdeen Maritime Museum


09/05/2018 - 04/07/2018
12.30pm (30 mins)

Doors open from 12.15pm.

Admission free, no need to book but places limited - arrive early to avoid disappointment

Wednesday 9 May
Brochs and house spirits
Dr Tim Pape-Carlisle
An introduction to Viking-age household religion and archaeological evidence of pre-Christian traditions in Norse Scotland.


Wednesday 16 May
A brief history of telling the time
Morna Annandale, Curator (Decorative Art)
From sundials to stopwatches, an overview of the human quest to measure time from prehistory to the present day, with particular reference to examples of clocks from our collections.


Wednesday 30 May
People and personalities in
Aberdeen's portrait collection

Madeline Ward, Lead Curator (Art)
From formal likeness to digital selfie, how has portraiture evolved and does what we see always correspond with what we actually know about a sitter?


Wednesday 6 June
The Nicholas and other ships: Evidence from the Council Registers of medieval Aberdeen
Dr Edda Frankot, University of Aberdeen
A fascinating insight into Aberdeen's medieval
maritime history from the City's UNESCO-recognised Burgh Registers.


Wednesday 13 June
Caroline Phillips: Aberdeen Suffragette
Professor Sarah Pedersen,
The Robert Gordon University
Professor Pederson discusses Aberdeen's collection of suffragette correspondence and looks at how Caroline Phillips worked with the Pankhursts, but also challenged their authority.


Wednesday 20 June
Surveying the records of
Aberdeen Harbour Board

Phil Astley and Katy Johnson,
Aberdeen City & Aberdeenshire Archives
As the Harbour undergoes a £350m expansion,
City and Shire Archivists discuss a current project to survey the records and digitise a fascinating collection of glass negatives belonging to the oldest existing business in Britain.


Wednesday 27 June
View From the Deck:
The making of an exhibition

Members of our curatorial and learning teams
share insights into developing this special


Wednesday 4 July
Oil memories:
Tales from a Diving Support Vessel

Kenneth London
Ken shares stories from his career as a DSV technician, which spanned 30 years from the earliest days of the offshore industry in Aberdeen.


Image: Suffrage badges, Women's Social & Political Union, about 1913