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Burgess Lunch Program 2018 – Update

Burgess Lunch Program 2018 – Update

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We now have all but one lunch confirmed for 2018. Ross Thomson lunch is awaiting date for Westminster recess but is confident the date will be fine. We still have places available for all lunches listed.

We are pleased to announce our line-up of guest speakers for the Burgesses of Guild lunches for 2018. As usual, unless listed the lunches will commence at 12.14pm (date our Charter was granted) at the RNUC, Albyn Place, Aberdeen, and end promptly at 2.00pm. Cost of the lunch is £14 per person.  Unless otherwise stated, guests are welcome at every event.

If you wish to attend any of the lunches, please email clerk Garry Stevens at:


Payment can be made via cheque 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 via online banking to: Sort Code 826011, Account Number 50325609, Ref Surname

Wednesday 7th February 2018

‘Understanding Hitler in the 21st century’ Professor Thomas Weber of the University of Aberdeen has been researching Hitler for more than a decade. Discover why this research continues to be so important, learn about new discoveries and interpretations and one researcher’s journey into the life and mind of one of the most infamous men in history. 

Wednesday 7th March 2018

Guest speaker will be fellow Burgess and ex Councillor, Mariner and Teacher, John Corall who was born and bred in Aberdeen will give us a talk on “Aberdeen Streets with a Story to Tell”.

Wednesday 4th April 2018

Fellow Burgess and retired Chief Constable, George Esson,  will give his recollection of the dramatic Peterhead Prison Riot on September 28th 1987 with some interesting exhibits on display!

Wednesday 2nd  May 2018

Guest speaker will be Paul Adderton. Former Producer Director with Grampian and Scottish Television, trained at the BBC and the National Film and TV School.

The talk will be “There’s more to a TV programme than watching it”. This will be a talk about how a TV programme is made from thought to screen and Paul will cover editorial, casting, location, budget, copyright and legal.

Wednesday 6th June 2018 

Guest speaker will be Dr Fiona McIntyre, MD of Greyhope Bay project. We will hear about the exciting plans to deliver a new world class visitor and marine education centre for Aberdeen.

Greyhope Bay aspires to be a transformational project for Aberdeen with our dolphins and coastline at the foremost and our natural heritage at the heart of the city’s development plans.

July – no lunch planned.

Wednesday 1st August 2018

Guest speaker will be Aberdeen City Council Co-Leader Douglas Lumsden  who, being a relatively new Councillor, will give an insight to how he is adapting to his role as Co-Leader and his plans for the future.

Wednesday 5th September 

We take our annual away day lunch to the Beach Ballroom where Ballroom Manager and fellow Burgess  John Johnstone will give a guided tour of the Ballroom and discuss its history.

Wednesday 3rd October 2018

Atli Arnason, MD at FirmaMentum in Aberdeen has over 20 years experience in working with and supporting businesses within High Tech industries based on Aviation, Tourism and Hospitality, Marine, Manufacturing, Finance, Energy, Oil and Gas and IT. He is an Honorary Alumni  from Robert Gordon University and his talk will be centred on the importance of Tourism & Hospitality to Aberdeen City & Shire.

Wednesday 7th November 2018 (TBC)

MP for Aberdeen South, Ross Thomson will give an insight to his role as a Member of the Westminster Parliament with some information on his current and planned future activities.

December – no lunch planned


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