Thursday 19 October

A failed revolution for Arab youth?

Date: Thursday 19 October

Time: 16:00 to 17:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

In partnership with the Royal Society of Edinburgh   In 2011, a politically engaged Arab youth population demanded political, social and civil liberty – with varying responses. Could the ‘Arab Spring’ have taken place without this mass of under 25-year-olds and who will harness their voices in the future?  Join Chair Professor Alison Phipps OBE […]

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We Are The People – Canon Kenyon Wright Lecture Uffe Elbaek

Date: Thursday 19 October

Time: 16:30 to 18:00

Cost: £8.00/£6.00

In memory of Canon Kenyon Wright 1932-2017 Canon Kenyon Wright was someone who devoted his life to helping others and to creating a better society, and who in doing so made an extraordinary contribution to modern Scotland. That commitment to a different society – the refusal to accept “how things are” – characterised Kenyon’s career […]

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Death of the Expert

Date: Thursday 19 October

Time: 17:00 to 18:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

With Brexit, shock elections and financial crisis; what do so-called experts really know? Do we even need experts when social media can directly validate our views?  Join our panel including Professor Jonathan Portes, King’s College, London; Dr Julia Paul, Queen’s University, Belfast and Professor Sally Mapstone, Principal, University of St Andrews, as they debate the […]

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From Pillar to Post: Communicating Religious Change in 500 Years

Date: Thursday 19 October

Time: 18:00 to 19:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

Five hundred years ago, the Reformation paved the way towards our current freedoms, diversities and rights. The new printing press, the ‘internet’ of its day, allowed for the copying and sharing of Luther’s doctrine across Europe and revolution soon followed.  Join our panel of experts including Professor Alec Ryrie, University of Durham; Professor Andrew Pettegree, […]

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Black History Month 2017

Date: Thursday 19 October

Time: 18:00 to 19:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

In partnership with Coalition for Racial Equality and Rights To mark Black History Month 2017, come and join our panel of academics and experts to discuss Scotland’s role and the legacy of slavery and colonialism in the acknowledgement of an uncomfortable history.

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