Lively Minds group has been growing consistently since their first talk in 2018. Starting as a series of small meetings of a group of friends with curious minds, the group has now hit the milestone of gathering 100 people in their last meeting.

Looking to keep abreast of current ideas, Lively Minds group invites, fortnightly, a guest speaker to talk about a wide and interesting range of subjects, from medicine to history, from social subjects to current economic or political matters. Writers, scientists, doctors, adventurers, project leaders are some of the profiles of the speakers who were invited to give a talk last year.

Lively Minds meets every first and third Tuesday of the month in the main hall at Fountainhall at the Cross, in Albyn Place, 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.

The programme for the Winter season has already been launched:

  • January 23 - ‘How we grow old’ with Dr Ruth Payne
  • February 6 - ‘Being a muslim’ in Aberdeen with Emad Jodeh
  • February 20 - ‘Aberdeen bands and musicians 1930 - 1980’ with Hugh Falconer
  • March 5 - ‘Digging holes in the road’ with Bob Forman
  • March 19- ‘The railways of Aberdeenshire - the way we were’ with Gordon Casely
  • April 2 - ‘The work of Ucan’ with Gayle Stephen
  • April 16 - ‘Why Torry’ with John Dunn

Lively Minds talks take place at Fountainhall Chrucat the Cross (formerly Queen's Cross in Albyn Place), 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 from 4 people up to 350 people, most of the rooms at Fountainhall at the 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 phone 01224 002823 or visit our website

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