Talk on Robert Silver at Montrose Museum

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A series of talks that will be held in Montrose Museum, have been arranged in conjunction with the exhibition ‘200 Years under the Dome’.

The exhibition, which runs until March 19, celebrates the Bicentenary of Montrose Academy.

The exhibition tells the story of the Academy building and charts its history to the present day. It features photographs, art, archives and memorabilia from Montrose Academy Archives and Angus Museum Collections, the Hunterian Museum and private collections.

The first talk takes place on Wednesday, February 17, at 2pm in Montrose Museum and Art Gallery on Panmure Place.

Former Montrose Review Gable-Ender Denis Rice is the speaker, and his talk will focus on his memories of former Montrose Academy pupil, Robert Silver.

A physicist and mechanical engineer, Robert Silver was awarded the first UNESCO Gold Medal Prize for Science in 1968 for his discovery of a process for the demineralisation of sea water. He was also a poet and playwright and some of his work was performed at the Edinburgh Festival.

Admission is free.