Lauren graduated from the University of Dundee in 2009 having studied Innovative Product Design at undergraduate level and gaining a Distinction from her Masters in Design. She is a designer who believes in better and balances being Head of Design at Good Lab, which helps charities solve more of society’s biggest challenges, with being Founder of #upfront. Through her #upfront venture she encourages companies, teams and individuals to become more confident in presenting their own ‘voice’. Find out why she is so passionate about empowering people for positive change.
An afternoon with Scottish crime-writer Val McDermid interviewed by Fred MacAulay
Val McDermid is one of the biggest names in crime writing. Her novels have been translated into 30 languages, sold over 10 million copies worldwide.
Val has created many notable characters such as journalist, Lindsay Gordon; the private investigator, Kate Brannigan; and psychologist, Tony Hill. Her books include three main series: Lindsay Gordon, Kate Brannigan, and, beginning in 1995, the Tony Hill and Carol Jordan series, the first entry in which, The Mermaids Singing, won the Crime Writers’ Association Gold Dagger for Best Crime Novel of the Year. The Hill ⁄Jordan series was adapted for the highly successful television drama; Wire in the Blood, starring Robson Green.
As one of Montrose Air Stations longest serving members, Neil Werninck has an extensive knowledge of the station’s history. Neil will share his knowledge and enthusiasm for the first operational military air station in Britain in this illustrated talk whilst giving an insight into the development of the fantastic volunteer-run museum there.