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Fa Div Ye Think Ye Are? RGU professor to bring the north-east’s heritage into focus


The culture and heritage of the north-east of Scotland will be explored at a Doric themed event in Aberdeen next month.

Prof. Peter ReidProfessor Peter Reid, Head of the Department of Information Management at Robert Gordon University (RGU), will deliver a professorial lecture in Doric, examining various aspects of the region's local culture and heritage.

The event, which is free to attend and taking place on Wednesday, May 13 at RGU’s Garthdee campus, is the latest in a series of professorial lectures to be announced by the university where a number of its experts discuss topical research issues.

Professor Reid, who is actively involved in many aspects of local history and heritage, says: “My lecture will look at different features of the north-east’s culture and heritage and will examine the extent to which these build a distinctive sense of identity within the region.

“This will include an exploration of the historical, cultural and linguistic inheritance of the north-east and will consider how and why these remain relevant in the twenty-first century despite rapid and significant social and economic change.

“I will also consider what successful community engagement with cultural heritage looks like, drawing on examples from across the area.”

Peter Reid is a Professor of Librarianship and has worked at RGU's Aberdeen Business School since 1998. He is particularly interested in the management of public libraries services and recently developed the new quality assurance standards for Scottish public libraries.

In 2012, Professor Reid served as President of the Chartered Institute of Library and Information Professionals in Scotland.

The lecture, which is entitled ‘Fa Div Ye Think Ye Are?’, is taking place at RGU’s Riverside East building and will commence at 6pm. The evening will conclude with an opportunity for question and answers as well as refreshments.

To book a place, please email Anna Duthie or call 01224 262210.

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