Special event Adults

Play and Q&A: Nancy's Philosopher

  • Thursday 22 August (including Q&A with actor and writer), 7-8.30pm
£ 15.00

'What an egregious folly it is for a man of my years to attach himself too strongly to one of yours - I know the tear will be in your eye when you read this, as it is in mine when I write it.'

The forgotten story of the impossible relationship between David Hume and society beauty Nancy Ord was first performed at the 2016 Edinburgh Fringe. Written for actor Kelly Burke by David Black.

Q&A includes refreshments. 

Allan Ramsay David Hume, 1711 - 1776. Historian and philosopher 1754
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