Christmas Special at THE MUSEUM of COMMUNICATION 131 High Street, Burntisland KY3 9AA
on Saturday, 8 December at 11.30 am
“Finding Robinson Crusoe!”
Presented by Dr David Caldwell
We are delighted to welcome a return visit from Dr David Caldwell, (Keeper of Scotland and Europe at National Museums Scotland, and President of the Antiquarian Society)
Following quarrels with his Captain, Fife (Largo) mariner, Alexander Selkirk, was marooned – by his own request - on Juan Fernandez Island in the Pacific Ocean from 1704 to 1709.
Selkirk's experience was the basis for Daniel Defoe's famous novel, Robinson Crusoe.
In 2002, our Speaker, David Caldwell, was invited to take part in an archaeological expedition to uncover evidence of Selkirk's adventure.
This illustrated talk presents what was discovered…….
The Christmas Special follows our usual well-established format: people start to arrive about half an hour beforehand, for coffee, a chat and perhaps look round the exhibition or stores.
The Lecture will start at 11.30 prompt, followed by a short Q+A session and end with a full festive buffet lunch, with mulled wine and mince pies...... AND….. as this is the ‘middle of the day’, there is no rush to vacate the premises! These events are becoming increasingly popular and seats are limited, so please reserve a place beforehand!
Admission charge for the Lecture and Lunch is £8.00 for MoC members or £10.00 for non-members – and £4.00 or £5.00 for the Lecture only.
With best wishes and hope you’ll be able to join us on the 8th! - Not a Pantomime, but it promises to be a very memorable experience!
Dorothy Brankin, Event Organiser
(for Prof. J T M Stevenson, Chairman, MoCFT)