Highlight Talk – What Killed Robert Burns – And What Did Not?

Highlight Talk – What Killed Robert Burns – And What Did Not?

Wednesday 20 December 2023
2.30pm - 3.30pm
Free
Robert Burns Birthplace Museum, Murdoch's Lon, Alloway KA7 4PQ

Professor David Purdie, co-editor of The Burns Encyclopaedia in What killed Robert Burns – And What Did Not? discusses the medical history of the Bard, what treatment he received, what took him from us at the age of 37, and the attacks on his character launched by Press Obituaries and by his early biographers. The talk will be fully illustrated by images from the National Archives in Edinburgh.

Booking on Eventbrite is advised. Any unreserved places on the day will be allocated on a first come first served basis.

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