Digging up the past at library

Archaeology will be at the forefront of a philosophical discussion in Stonehaven Library on Thursday April 21.

Aberdeenshire Libraries have been working on a highly successful partnership programme with the University of Aberdeen, to pilot a series of Philosophy Cafés across Aberdeenshire. This one is a first for Stonehaven community, and not to be missed.

Donald Paterson from the University of Aberdeen will introduce and lead a discussion entitled: ‘Archeology: What’s the point of digging up the past?’

Richard Stroud, chairman of Aberdeenshire Council’s Education, Learning and Leisure Committee, said: “The first Philosophy Café was a great success and everyone who attended enjoyed the relaxed atmosphere for their lively discussions.

“We hope the programme will meet its aim of supporting communities where ideas are championed and friendships formed.”

Vice-chair of the committee, Isobel Davidson, added: “The Café events encourage debate and discussion on a range of topics for people to participate in. The evening is open to all residents and those who want to come along should book their tickets now to avoid disappointment.”

Tickets are £5 and £4 for concession and are available from Stonehaven Library or by reserving a place via philosophy.cafe@yahoo.co.uk Tickets available on the door.

On the evening itself further information will be available on a new part time M.A. course at Aberdeen University which features a mix of on line study with evening tutorials.

For further details contact Stonehaven Library 01569 762136 or

Stonehaven.library@aberdeenshire.gov.uk