Aberdeen Maritime Museum


06/09/2017 - 13/12/2017
12.30-1pm, unless otherwise stated

Escape your desk and enjoy free weekly lunchtime talks - guaranteed to enlighten and delight!

Talks take place at Aberdeen Maritime Museum on Wednesdays, 12.30pm - 1pm unless otherwise stated.

Admission is free but advance booking is required on 01224 337714.


Wednesday 6 September
A personal maritime memoir
George Wood, Volunteer

Wednesday 13 September (1 hr)
Hungry Histories: The unique food culture of the North East
Craig Wilson, Eat on the Green's kilted chef

Wednesday 20 September
Catterline artists
Alison Fraser, Lead Curator (Art)

Wednesday 27 September (1 hr)
Hungry Histories: The edible archive
Phil Astley, City Archivist

Friday 29 September (1 hr)
Explorathon 2017: Coasts and communities
Dr Travis Potts, Department of Human Geography, University of Aberdeen.
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Wednesday 11 October
Forty years of acquisitions
Christine Rew, Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museums Manager

Wednesday 18 October (1 hr)
Hungry Histories: From Stone Age to obese age
Dr Alex Johnstone, Rowett Institute, University of Aberdeen

Wednesday 25 October
Sea Change: Going with the flow
Jason Finch, Curator (History)

Wednesday 1 November (1 hr)
Hungry Histories: Privies and other filthiness
Dr Chris Croly, University of Aberdeen

Wednesday 8 November
Sea Change: Flying to disaster
Jason Finch, Curator (History)

Wednesday 15 November (1 hr)
Sea Change: North sea herring
Dr Frederik Pederson, School of Divinity, History and Philosphy, University of Aberdeen

Wednesday 22 November
Aberdeen Art Gallery Remembrance Hall commission: A maker's tale
Gordon Burnett, Designer

Wednesday 29 November
Sea Change: Kayaking the Highlands
Donald Thomson, Adventurer

Wednesday 6 December (This talk is at the Central Library)
Carte de Visite photography
Jenny Pape, Curator (History)

Wednesday 13 December
Christmas through artists' eyes
Liz Louis, Curator (Fine Art)