Aviation: challenges past and future with Dame Deidre Hutton

Aviation: challenges past and future: Crichton Conversations 2019/2020 Programme – Tuesday December 3 with Dame Deirdre Hutton DBE

Tickets £6 per person, students free with valid ID

Dame Deirdre is one of the UK’s most successful public servants having worked in a large number of non-governmental agencies. She is presently the first female Chair of the Civil Aviation Authority.

A former anti-apartheid demonstrator who was once arrested in South Africa, Deirdre became involved in the public sector 40 years ago. She has worked in 10 major non departmental agencies and has been an outstanding consumer champion with particular interests in consumer affairs, health and food standards.

She chaired the Scottish Consumer Council then the National Consumer Council; was Chair of the Financial Services Authority, a member of the Government Energy Advisory Panel and Vice Chair of the European Food Safety Authority. This is her second visit to the Crichton Conversations.

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The lecture will be held in the Duncan Rooms, Easterbrook Hall, Bankend Road, Dumfries DG1 4TA. Doors open 6.45pm, lecture commences promptly at 7.30pm. The bar in the Duncan Rooms will be open from 6.45pm to purchase alcoholic, soft drinks, tea or coffee.

Easterbrook Bistro is offering a set two-course menu to Crichton Conversation customers for the special price of £14 per person. This is available between 5pm – 6pm and pre-booking is essential. Please call Easterbrook Bistro on 01387 702500 and quote “Crichton Conversations” when booking.