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Monthly Archives:December 2016

Thinking the Unthinkable: Leadership in a Disruptive Time

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The Centre for Global Security and Governance and the Centre for Diplomacy at Andrassy University, Budapest would like to invite you to our event next week on leadership in the 21st century:

‘Thinking the Unthinkable: Leadership in a Disruptive Time – An event with Nik Gowing, Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, Ulrich Schlie & Thomas Weber’

time & location: Monday, 25 February, 4-6 pm; Sir Duncan Rice Library, 7th floor, Mtg. Room 1, Univ. of Aberdeen

Open to the public. For attendees without Univ. of Aberdeen ID cards, please register by emailing t.weber@abdn.ac.uk

Nik Gowing is the author of Thinking the Unthinkable & a former BBC news anchor; Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger is Foreign Editor of the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung; Ulrich Schlie is the Director of the Centre for Diplomacy at Andrássy University & a German career diplomat; Thomas Weber is the Director of the Centre for Global Security and Governance

This event will kick off with a talk by Nik Gowing about his book Thinking the Unthinkable, followed by a talk by Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger about political leadership in a changing world.The second half of the event will feature a panel discussion between Nik Gowing, Klaus-Dieter Frankenberger, Ulrich Schlie, and Thomas Weber about leadership in the 21st century.

Burgess Lunch Guest announced Wednesday 2 October 2019

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Professor George Boyne became Principal and Vice-Chancellor of the University of Aberdeen on 1 August 2018.

Professor Boyne has spent the majority of his academic career in Wales. He was Pro Vice-Chancellor, Head of the College of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences and a member of University Executive Board at Cardiff University since 2012.

He was previously Dean of Cardiff University’s Business School, and is a world-leading expert on the performance of public sector organisations. Professor Boyne has been a Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences since 2010.

The lunch will take place at RNUC at the usual time of 12.14 pm. Cost is £14, If you wish to attend please email Clerk Garry Stevens at:

clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made by cheque made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and sent to Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0SJ. Or you can pay online to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609 Ref Surname/Lunch.

Seabank House Charity

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We are pleased to assist a local charity, SEABANK HOUSE, and share this notice to encourage interest from individual Burgesses. Anyone interested and wishing further information can make direct contact with LIZ STEWART at STRONACHS liz.stewart@stronachs.com

Please see below for more information:

Self Defence Evening with Ronnie Watt

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Places still available for our 27th February Anniversary Event

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Something different, a bit of history with enjoyable entertainment, learning and listening, and an opportunity to participate; together with supper and free parking !    An altogether unbeatable package !

The Burgesses of Aberdeen have a long history much of which is coming to life through the The Aberdeen Burgh Records Project which is a collaboration between the University of Aberdeen, the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives and the National Records of Scotland.    This has been in place since 2012 and a Leverhulme-funded project ‘Law in the Aberdeen Council Registers 1398-1511’ has focussed on the first eight volumes of the Aberdeen Council Registers.   It might be considered that these are the Burgesses’ records.

One of the matters of interest brought to our attention is that in the 1490’s the town employed two Minstrels and ‘the Council assigned £10 to these Common Minstrels to be taken from the Deans of Guild to pay for their passage to a feast where they may play to the pleasure of His Majesty’.

Fast forward 500 years or so, bring Guests, and join Fellow Burgesses in an evening with a difference.  This promises to be an evening like no other.

Dr. Claire Hawes and Dr. William Hepburn from the University will set the scene before we introduce two modern-day Minstrels who will play for you, to entertain ‘right royally’.    

Wednesday 27th February 2019 Mannofield Cricket Club starting at 7 pm.

Cost of the event is £20per person. If you wish to attend please email clerk Garry Stevens at clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made by cheque made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and sent to Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0SJ. Or you can pay online to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609 Ref Surname/Feb 27th.

Burgess Events for Coming Year

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Aberdeen and the Great War

Where – Aberdeenshire Cricket Club

When – Tuesday 19th February – 6.30pm start

Cost of event – £10 per person and guests are invited to attend as well.

Join fellow Burgess Dr Chris Croly of the University of Aberdeen as he explores some of the ways in which the Great War, 1914-1919, interacted with Aberdeen.

Buffet supper included.

Anniversary Event

Where – Aberdeenshire Cricket Club

When – Wednesday 27th – 7 pm start

Cost of event – £20 per person and guests are invited to attend as well

Something different, a bit of history with enjoyable entertainment, learning and listening, and an opportunity to participate; together with supper and free parking!    An altogether unbeatable package!

The Burgesses of Aberdeen have a long history much of which is coming to life through the Aberdeen Burgh Records Project which is a collaboration between the University of Aberdeen, the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives and the National Records of Scotland.    This has been in place since 2012 and a Leverhulme-funded project ‘Law in the Aberdeen Council Registers 1398-1511’ has focussed on the first eight volumes of the Aberdeen Council Registers.   It might be considered that these are the Burgesses’ records.

One of the matters of interest brought to our attention is that in the 1490’s the town employed two Minstrels and ‘the Council assigned £10 to these Common Minstrels to be taken from the Deans of Guild to pay for their passage to a feast where they may play to the pleasure of His Majesty’.

Fast forward 500 years or so, bring Guests, and join Fellow Burgesses in an evening with a difference.  This promises to be an evening like no other.

Dr. Claire Hawes and Dr. William Hepburn from the University will set the scene before we introduce two modern-day Minstrels who will play for you, to entertain ‘right royally’.    

Aberdeen City Council Budget Briefing

Where – Council Chamber, Town House Broad Street

When – Tuesday 19th March – 6.30pm start

Jonathan Belford, Chief Finance Officer at Aberdeen City Council will present the budget plans for the Council for the coming and future Financial Years.

Doorways to Drumorty

Where – Aberdeen Arts Centre

When – Friday 19th April- 7.30pm start

Cost of event – £15 per person guests are invited to attend as well

Burgess Mike Gibb has a national tour of his play Doorways to Drumorty. The play is an adaption of the book of short stories (which was banned for fifty years in Strichen as everyone recognised themselves!) in the imaginary Drumorty (based on the birth place of writer Lorna Moon). It is by turns funny and sad and moving and was very well received by audiences around Scotland on its two previous tours. We have secured a block booking for Burgesses and guests.

The play will begin at 7.30 and should finish at 9.30 with a 20-minute interval. Refreshments will be served immediately after the show with members of the cast attending.

Burgess AGM

Where – Town & County Hall, Town House

When – Tuesday 14th May – 12.00 noon start

Information and papers will be issued in due course, we are pleased to advise that Michelle Handforth, Chief Executive at Aberdeen Harbour Board will be guest speaker at conclusion of business, when she will give an update and overview of the harbour project underway and plans moving forward.

Sleep better and live longer. Talk by Dr Olga Runcie

Where – Aberdeenshire Cricket Club

When – Thursday 10th October – 6.30pm start

Cost of event – £10 per person, guests are invited to attend as well.

Sleep remains a scientific enigma. It is the only physiological process for which there is a lack of scientific agreement concerning its function. Why do we need to sleep? What happens when we asleep? In this talk Dr Runcie who currently works at Albyn-BMI hospital and ROC Private clinic in Aberdeen, will discuss advances in sleep neurobiology answering questions about sleep functions and mechanisms of sleep and wake control. You will learn how to use this knowledge to improve your sleep.

A buffet supper will be served at conclusion of the talk

We are working on other events for the year, details of which will be posted to the website once arranged.

If you wish to attend any of the events please email Garry Stevens, Clerk at:

clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made by cheque made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and sent to Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0SJ. Or you can pay online to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609 Ref Surname/Events

Please save the date – Wednesday 27th February 2019

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Something different, a bit of history with enjoyable entertainment, learning and listening, and an opportunity to participate; together with supper and free parking !    An altogether unbeatable package !

The Burgesses of Aberdeen have a long history much of which is coming to life through the The Aberdeen Burgh Records Project which is a collaboration between the University of Aberdeen, the Aberdeen City and Aberdeenshire Archives and the National Records of Scotland.    This has been in place since 2012 and a Leverhulme-funded project ‘Law in the Aberdeen Council Registers 1398-1511’ has focussed on the first eight volumes of the Aberdeen Council Registers.   It might be considered that these are the Burgesses’ records.

One of the matters of interest brought to our attention is that in the 1490’s the town employed two Minstrels and ‘the Council assigned £10 to these Common Minstrels to be taken from the Deans of Guild to pay for their passage to a feast where they may play to the pleasure of His Majesty’.

Fast forward 500 years or so, bring Guests, and join Fellow Burgesses in an evening with a difference.  This promises to be an evening like no other.

Dr. Claire Hawes and Dr. William Hepburn from the University will set the scene before we introduce two modern-day Minstrels who will play for you, to entertain ‘right royally’.    

Wednesday 27th February 2019 Mannofield Cricket Club starting at 7 pm.

Cost of the event is £20per person. If you wish to attend please email clerk Garry Stevens at clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made by cheque made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and sent to Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0SJ. Or you can pay online to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609 Ref Surname/Feb 27th.


February Lunch Guest Announced

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We are please to confirm that the Councillor Stephen Flynn, Group Leader of the SNP at Aberdeen City Council has agreed to be guest speaker at our lunch in February. Please note that it will be held on Wednesday 13th February. 

The topic will be “A day in the life of an opposition Council Leader”

The Lunch will take place at normal venue, RNUC, Albyn Place with a 12.14 start and concluding at 14.00 prompt. Cost of the lunch is £14.00. If you wish to attend please email Clerk, Garry Stevens at:
clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made by cheque made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and sent to Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0SJ. Or you can pay online to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609 Ref Surname/Lunches

A special message from the Lord Dean – ‘ANOTHER BRICK IN THE WALL’

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You may think this is about the well-known hit by Pink Floyd, in fact it’s to do with a local initiative which I fully support and now call upon Burgesses to follow the lead and contribute to an Appeal for funds which will make a difference to many lives in our City.

Last June I joined with a number of Burgesses on a visit to the Neurological Care Centre at Dee View Court in Kincorth which cares for up to 24 people at any one time.  This was an ‘eye-opener’, I was hugely impressed by the facilities, the staff and most of all the achievements of this Sue Ryder organisation, and I’m sure that the others felt the same way.    We came away having made a modest donation to the #DEEVIEWAPPEAL which is targeting £3.9 million ‘brick by brick’ to extend Dee View Court with specially adapted rooms and apartments to provide for greater flexibility in the care of an additional 20 people.   

The Appeal deserves our support, this is an excellent centre of care in the heart of our community and I believe this is an excellent opportunity for individual Burgesses to donate just £10 each to raise £1,000 to buy a brick to help to build a bigger Dee View Court.   (Larger donations could enable us to donate 2 or perhaps even 3 bricks.)

I do hope you will donate to this special appeal and you can do this by either sending a cheque made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen to the following address (marked ‘Dee View’):

Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose, DD10 0SJ

or

by making an online payment to:

Sort Code 826011

50325609

Reference Dee View Donation

Places still available for Burgess lunches

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We now have our lunch guest speakers agreed for the first half of 2019, details below.

23 Jan 2019, guest speaker is Atli Arnason rearranged from earlier this year when he will present on importance of Tourism & Hospitality to Aberdeen City & Shire.

February 2019 we will advise if we have a speaker agreed.

6th March 19, guest speaker Tim Smith, Vice President Communications & External Affairs, BP North Sea, will discuss the future of the North Sea oil industry.

03-Apr-19, guest speaker Len Ironside past Aberdeen City Council Leader will reflect on his time as a Councillor and professional wrestler.

29th April 19, guest speaker is Lewis MacDonald MSP who will give an insight to his role at Holyrood.

5th June 19 – Guest speaker is Cllr Lesley Dunbar who will discuss her recent trip to Australia to study the lives of Aberdeen women who were transported to Australia, this project was part funded by a Guildry Award.

Lunches will take place at normal venue, RNUC, Albyn Place with a 12.14 start and concluding at 14.00 prompt. Cost of the lunch is £14.00. If you wish to attend please email Clerk, Garry Stevens at
clerk@aberdeenburgesses.com

Payment can be made by cheque made payable to Burgesses of Guild of the City of Aberdeen and sent to Garry Stevens, Clerk to the Burgesses, 6 Craigarbel Crescent, Inverbervie, Montrose DD10 0SJ. Or you can pay online to Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609 Ref Surname/Lunches

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