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The informal talk on “Disability History in the Granite City” at our premises on 25 April, was well received by the two dozen or so people who ventured out on a Spring evening.
Our main speaker Andrew Hunter, explained why the History project of recording disabled people’s experiences of being disabled was so important.… Read More
As hard as it may be to imagine these days, there was once a time when the words “Aberdeen” and “Industry” didn’t always come with the word “Oil” in between them. Aberdeen was once a city with a wide range of industries including; ship building, textiles, paper manufacturing, granite quarries and a range of other areas of manufacture.… Read More
Aberdeen has a long and well known relationship with education.
It’s a matter of not inconsiderable civic pride that the city was home to two universities when the entirety of England was home to just two (Marischal and Kings colleges and Oxford and Cambridge respectively).… Read More
There is an old curse: “may you live in interesting times”. This is a curse that has come true for everyone who has ever lived. All times are interesting. Everyone has stories and experiences worth sharing.
It’s tempting to think of history as the actions of great men and women, kings and soldiers, grand houses and grander stories.… Read More