Cultural encounters: what’s in a letter?
November 21, 12:30 pm - 1:10 pm
An event every day that begins at 12:30pm, repeating until 24 November, 2017
How do people around the world connect with each other? For centuries, letters have brought the world to Scotland and Scotland to the world. Join us to rediscover some of Scotland’s letter-writers, from scientists and musicians to politicians, prisoners and royalty. With five talks to choose from, each with live music and a different letter-writer, we consider current global and international relationships and explore the place of letters in history, musical culture and everyday life. What is lost in transit and what connections can be found, both between the original letter-writers and readers today?