Tom McCarthy, Jacobitism, Satirical Indexes, A Museum of Modern Nature
Anne McElvoy presents. Peter Mackay discusses an exhibition about Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites, and Dennis Duncan talks about indexes and exposing Jacobite sympathisers.
Essayist Tom McCarthy joins presenter Anne McElvoy, academics Dennis Duncan + Peter Mackay and the curator of A Museum of Modern Nature.
As a new exhibition opens in Edinburgh, 'Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites', poet and New Generation Thinker Peter Mackay explores the hundreds of artefacts gathered from home and abroad and gives us his reflections on the old old story of the Kings over the Water.
Dennis Duncan from The Bodleian Centre for the Study of the Book brings a tale of how indexes were used to expose British Jacobite sympathisers in the decades following the Glorious Revolution of 1688.
Plus a new exhibition called 'A Museum of Modern Nature' features objects offered by members of the public who were asked to reflect on what connected them to the natural world and their sense of the presence of nature in their own lives with Rosie Stanbury and Rebekah Shaman
Tom McCarthy's Essay Collection is called Typewriters, Bombs, Jellyfish.
Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobites: National Museum of Scotland 23 June - 12 November 2017
A Museum of Modern Nature: Wellcome Trust exhibition in London 22 June - 8 October 2017
Producer: Jacqueline Smith.