March 11, 2013 - 9:01am - by The Club Office
Born in Bosnia & Herzegovina, Jasmin recently moved to Aberdeen after a two year assignment in Houston. Before this, he lived in Australia, Switzerland, India and several countries across South East Asia while working for Transocean in various positions. Jasmin attended The University of Melbourne where he earned First Class Honours degree in Mechanical & Manufacturing Engineering. He also holds an MBA from IMD in Lausanne.
Currently, he is Transocean’s Division Marketing Manager for North Sea and is married with one child.
Bill McCall is Principal of McCall & Partners, a strategic corporate finance advisory business he founded in 1999. He is a seasoned independent Director and has been Chairman of more than 40 fast growing or turnaround companies, generally backed by investing institutions. His current portfolio includes 7 Norwegian and US based Energy and Tech related businesses. He has chaired public and private boards in the UK, Nordic region and North America.
Bill was elected an Individual Member of the London Stock Exchange in 1990, is a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Bankers in Scotland, a Chartered Banker, and Chartered Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Securities and Investment. He is a recovering economist.
He is considered to be an 'exit' or liquidity event focused independent, and deploys a number of management tools in those areas.
Joe Mayhew is married to Tamsin, a logistics officer in the Royal Air Force. The family home in Highworth, Wiltshire, is shared with their English Pointer, Ryker.
Joe enjoyed professional roles with British Sugar, Foster Wheeler, the Royal Air Force and a number of companies involved in energy project development, including Siemens, before joining General Electric's Oil & Gas division in September 2012.
Joe has an abiding interest in energy, food and water systems integration.
Celso Grebogi assumed the Sixth Century Chair in Nonlinear and Complex Systems at King’s College, University of Aberdeen, in 2005. Since 2009 he is the Director (and Founder) of the Institute for Complex Systems and Mathematical Biology, since 1998 he is an External Scientific Member (Mitglied) of the Max Planck Institute for the Physics of Complex Systems, Dresden (Germany), since 1998 a Senior Fellow of the Institute for Advanced Studies, Freiburg University (Germany), since 2010 Adjunct Professor, Xi’an Jiaotong University (China). Prof Grebogi got his Ph.D. in Physics at the University of Maryland in 1978. Professor Grebogi and his co-workers obtained a number of important results, e.g.: the establishment of “crises” as the fundamental process by which chaotic attractors undergo sudden changes as a system parameter varies; the mathematical theory and experimental verification of how transient chaos phenomena are likely to manifest themselves in practice; and the work on fractal basin boundaries that pointed out the important practical consequences of this type of boundary. The current research focuses on complex networks and dynamics of spatio-temporal systems, systems biology, active processes in chaotic flows. In recognition of Prof Grebogi’s scientific accomplishments, which amounts to over three hundred and fifty publications, and the delivery of four hundred invited lectures at international conferences and at universities and other institutions, he has received many awards, prizes, and other distinctions. Among them, he is an honorary professor of Xi’an University of Technology; he was recipient of the Doctor Honoris Causa Degree from University of Potsdam, Honorary/Distinguished Professorships at Universities of Maryland, Aberdeen, Xi’an University of Technology; he was awarded the Toshiba Chair as a World-renowned Scholar from Waseda University, the Fulbright Fellowship and Humboldt Senior Prize. He is a fellow of American Physical Society, of the Brazilian Academy of Sciences, of the Institute of Physics (UK), of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and of the TWAS/UNESCO - The Academy of Sciences for the Developing World. He is a Thompson-ISI Highly Cited Author with 18,364 citations and h-index=63 [Google Scholar including books: 23,746 citations, h-index=70]. The American Physical Society selected his Letter on Controlling Chaos (Phys. Rev. Lett. 64, 1196 (1990)) as a Milestone over the last 50 years (ISI: 3,916 citations, Google Scholar: 5,613 citations).
February 27, 2013 - 11:00am - by The Club Office
We are delighted to announce that we have managed to attract Mr Ray Perman as Guest Speaker at the Club’s Annual Members’ Dinner on 31 May 2013.
Ray Perman was a renowned journalist for over 30 years for newspapers including the Financial Times, The Times and The Scotsman. He was also co-founder of the business magazine company ‘Insider Publications’, and was Chief Executive of Scottish Financial Enterprise from 1999 to 2003. In 2011 he was appointed Chairman of The James Hutton Institute – the organisation which brought together the Scottish Crop Research Institute and Aberdeen’s very own Macaulay Land Research Institute. This institute combines strengths in crop, soil, land use and environmental research and its aim is to make new contributions to the understanding of key global issues, such as food, energy and environmental security.
In addition to all of the above, Mr Perman is also an author, most famously & most recently for his book ‘Hubris: How HBOS wrecked the Best Bank in Britain’. Another of his titles ‘The Man Who Gave Away His Island: A Life of John Lorne Campbell of Canna’ will also be known to many.
We are guaranteed an interesting, entertaining & thought provoking presentation from Mr Perman. The Dinner is ‘black tie’ and for RNUC Members only.
Another Dinner is already planned for 7 September at which members can take guests.
The Dinner on 31 May 2013 will be a sell out, so please don’t hesitate and book now.
February 18, 2013 - 10:54am - by The Club Office
Members and guests were treated to a very special evening of entertainment by the multi-talented Richard Michael on Friday 15th February when Richard conducted a musical evening featuring "opera to jazz" on piano. It is not possible to do justice to Richard in print. All that can be said is that he has brought improvisation to a new level playing everything from Burns to Wagner. His audience communication had everyone saying "I wish I had had a music teacher like him!"
The Dining Room was filled to its maximum capacity, and the only question outstanding is when, not if, Richard will be invited back. He was certainly delighted with the audience participation and response.
February 8, 2013 - 1:47pm - by The Club Office
On Wednesday 6th February Estonian Foreign Minister Urmas Paet formally opened the Estonian Consulate in the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland in Aberdeen.
Royal Northern and University Club Member and Past Chairman Simpson Buglass was unveiled as Honorary Consul in Aberdeen by Mr Paet at a reception in the Club.
United Kingdom Ambassador to Estonia Chris Holtby, Honorary Consul in Aberdeen Mr Simpson Buglass, Foreign Minister Mr Urmas Paet, Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Aino Lepik von Wirén and the Lord Provost of the City of Aberdeen Councillor George Adam
United Kingdom Ambassador to Estonia Chris Holtby, Honorary Consul in Aberdeen Mr Simpson Buglass and Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Aino Lepik von Wirén
Lea Kreinin from the University of Glasgow, United Kingdom Ambassador to Estonia Chris Holtby, Honorary Consul in Aberdeen Mr Simpson Buglass and Estonian Ambassador to the United Kingdom Aino Lepik von Wirén
Foreign Minister Urmas Paet and Honorary Consul Simpson Buglass with his family
Honorary Consul in Aberdeen Mr Simpson Buglass, the Lord Provost of the City of Aberdeen Councillor George Adam and Foreign Minister Mr Urmas Paet
Taking the Pledge
February 8, 2013 - 1:35am - by The Club Office
The gallery of the Club's Photography Group has been updated, showcasing a selection of their latest images.
To view the images, go to their Gallery page.
If you are interested in joining the Photography Club then Peter Duffus would be delighted to hear from you and can be contacted at firstname.lastname@example.org or if you prefer through the Club Office at email@example.com.
January 3, 2013 - 9:30am - by The Club Office
Over sixty Members and their guests celebrated the New Year at the Club on Monday evening.
A three course buffet meal was served before Charlie Brant's Disco had everyone on the dance floor.
At ten seconds to midnight the countdown began, and the New Year was welcomed in style with a sing-a-long of Auld Lang Syne and much well-wishing.
November 27, 2012 - 4:05pm - by The Club Office
On Saturday 24th November the second Silver Membership Dinner was held at the Club to celebrate Members who have reached the notable landmark of 25 years Membership.
The evening began with a sparkling wine reception in the Garden Room before a fine three course dinner was served. Tom Scotland then gave his excellent presentation and speech entitled "With a bicycle on the Somme".
Charles Henderson with the four latest Members of the Silver Membership Club John Michie, Allan Barr, Andrew Dingwall-Fordyce and Sandy Manson, and Club Chairman Edward Anderson.
Club Chairman Edward Anderson, Speaker Tom Scotland and Chairman of the Dinner Charles Henderson
Tom Scotland begins his presentation
October 11, 2012 - 11:45am - by The Club Office
New Members' Reception
Wednesday 10th October 2012
New Members' of the Club, accompanied by their proposers and seconders, were welcomed into the Club on Wednesday 10th October during the New Members' Reception.
The evening began with canapes and sparkling wine, before Chairman David Kenwright gave a speech and Members were given a tour of the Club and enjoyed a two course dinner from the A La Carte Menu.
September 3, 2012 - 12:54pm - by The Club Office
On your next visit to the Club, you may notice some changes to your dining experience. New white tablecloths, table numbers and fresh flowers sit on each table, as well as a linen napkin and new leather menus.
The menu itself has also changed. The Club favourites have been retained, but are complimented by a variety of new dishes, served on new crockery. The latest Menu can be viewed here.
These changes have been made in response to the survey recently completed by Members.
September 3, 2012 - 12:10pm - by The Club Office
The Annual Members' Dinner on Saturday 1st September was a huge success, with well over 100 Members and guests in attendance and guest speaker Brian Taylor entertaining with his anecdotes from behind the scenes of Scottish politics.
Brian Taylor, with Chairman David Kenwright