Looking to keep abreast of current ideas, a group of members of Queen’s Cross got together five years ago to organise a series of regular talks in the West End of Aberdeen. Since then, Lively Minds group has become a successful venture, attracting an increasing number of participants every fortnight, gathering up to 80 people.

Lively Minds meets every first and third Tuesday of the month in the main hall, one of the biggest halls available to hire at Queen’s Cross, at the heart of Aberdeen West End. With the option of a sandwich lunch provided in the hall from noon, the talks start at 12.30 pm, followed by Q&A. From climate change to scientific projects, Lively Minds challenges your knowledge and understanding of the world.

The next meetings will see Mr Donald Paterson, former member of an NTS Work Party and currently one of the vice presidents of the St Kilda Club, talking about ‘St Kilda Islands, our heritage in Trust’ (May 2), Professor James Grieve, Emeritus Professor in Forensic Medicine at the University of Aberdeen and senior forensic pathologist in Grampian, presenting ‘History repeats itself’ (May 16), Mr David Brown from Streets UK talking about ‘Aberdeen City Centre and Beach Masterplan’ ( June 6) and Mr Callum Stuart, bringing us a piece of history of Aberdeen with ‘The Crombie Family’ (June 20).

Lively Minds’ talks take place at Queen’s Cross, an exceptional venue offering flexible space to hire for formal and informal gatherings, from concert and theatre events to conferences, training days and workshops. Being able to accommodate groups of four people up to 350 people, most of the rooms at Queen’s Cross are equipped with the latest AV technology and can benefit from the hospitality services of Cognito at the Cross, the onsite café.

For more information, please contact Marina Vega on bookings@queenscrosschurch.org.uk, phone 01224 644742 or visit our website www.queenscrosschurch.org.uk

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