GDFAS Meetings take place in the Sir Ian Wood building at the RGU Garthdee complex.  


2017/18 Lecture Season 



Feedback from Jan 10 Meeting

Mr Peter Medhurst - Vivaldi in Venice.   This lecture, with live musical performance, explores the amazing world of Vivaldi's music that is as intrinsically Venetian as the canvasses of Canaletto.


90 Members attended  (57% of Membership)

15 Visitors attended

Satisfaction Rating  4.2  (Max score 5 from 18 respondents).

Comments Included:  "........informative and engaging lecture given by an enthusiastic and erudite lecturer..."; "....accomplished and knowledgeable presentation......."; "Perfect for a driech January evening in Aberdeen."; ".......much too musically technical for me......".


Feb 14

Mr Mark Hill - Undressing Antiques.  The state of the antiques market and the different meanings of the word 'value' are considered and what and why current and future generations are buying and displaying.

Mar 14

Mr Bertie Pearce - Charles Dickens - the Man and his Life through his Characters.  Dickens brought into he world a staggering array of wonderful characters and this talk looks at the lie and places of Dickens, interspersing the events with readings.  A truly Dickensian experience.

April 11 

Mr Malcolm Kenwood - Fakes and Forgeries: the Art of Deception.   Experts have estimated that a high percentage of all works within the art market are fake.  This lecture reveals some case studies demonstrating the lengths to which forgers will go.

May 9

Fundraiser - earlier start at 6.30pm, followed by Mr Gavin Plumley - Gustav Klimt: Imperial Muralist turned Radical Painter.  Klimt was a prominent figure in the Viennese fin de siècle.  The talk looks at the many changes in his life from muralist to his rejection of public pomp and the impact this had on his style.

June 13

Mr Richard Box - Children as Artists.  Children's Art has been discovered only recently in the history of time as being of utmost importance in creative, emotional and spiritual development.  This impassioned lecture describes how children create without being taught.



















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