Gibraltar Museum. / Debbie Bartlett

Gibraltar National Museum begins new series of lectures

All the talks will be at the John Mackintosh Hall at 7pm and entry is free

Debbie Bartlett

The Gibraltar National Museum’s new series of lectures begins on Thursday 18 November with a talk by the museum director, Professor Clive Finlayson, called ‘The past and present of Gibraltar’s birds and its environment: a photographic guide’.

There will be seven lectures between now and May 2022, covering topics including history, heritage and natural history. They will be given by the Museum’s researchers and invited speakers from the Gibraltar National Archives, the Gibraltar Botanic Gardens and the Gibraltar Garrison Library.

The lectures will be at the John Mackintosh Hall at 7pm and entry is free. COVID rules will apply as pertinent on the day of each lecture – at present a valid vaccine card or proof of a lateral flow test within the previous 24 hours is required.

Gibraltar National Museum Lectures

  • The Past and Present of Gibraltar’s Birds and its Environment: A Photographic Guide. Thursday 18 November. Professor Clive Finlayson, The Gibraltar National Museum

  • Introduction to the Gibraltar National Archives: 100 years of History. Thursday, 16 December. Anthony Pitaluga MBE, The Gibraltar National Archives.

  • "Two Gibraltars - the one that lies before him and the one that exists in his mind". (Mark Sanchez, Ruina): The convergence of the past upon Gibraltar’s fast changing topography. Thursday, 13 January. Dr Jennifer Ballantine, The Gibraltar Garrison Library.

  • From the Pillars of Heracles to Jebel Tarik: Gibraltar from 800 BCE to 1462 CE. Thursday, 17 February. Professor Clive Finlayson, The Gibraltar National Museum.

  • Underworld. Thursday, 17 March. Dr Stewart Finlayson, The Gibraltar National Museum.

  • Ocean Wanderers, Near and Far. Seabirds throughout the World. Thursday, 21 April. Dr Keith Bensusan, The Gibraltar Botanic Gardens.

  • Tales from the museum. Thursday, 26 May. Professor Geraldine Finlayson, The Gibraltar National Museum.