Friday 20 October

The Attack of the 50Ft. Women – Gender Equality

Date: Friday 20 October

Time: 11:00 to 12:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

Sponsored by The Centre for South Asian Studies, University of Edinburgh   In a world where fewer than 10% of world leaders are women, progress towards gender equality appears to have stalled.  Journalist, author and co-founder of the Women’s Equality Party, Catherine Mayer (pictured) hopes to fight back with her ideal of ‘Equalia’, a truly gender […]

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Speak Your Mind – Young People’s Mental Health

Date: Friday 20 October

Time: 11:00 to 12:30

Cost: £8.00/£6.00

In Partnership with The Scottish Youth Parliament Did you know that an estimated one in ten children and young people between the age of five and sixteen have a clinically diagnosable mental health problem?  Join our panel including members of the Scottish Youth Parliament; Greg McHugh (pictured), aka Gary Tank Commander; and Dr Trevor Lakey, NHS […]

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The Drugs Don’t Work – Reducing Drugs Damage in Scotland 10 Years On

Date: Friday 20 October

Time: 12:30 to 14:00

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

In partnership with Scotland’s Futures Forum A decade after the Scottish Parliament’s think-tank, Scotland’s Futures Forum published its recommendations to reduce the damage of drugs on our population with plans to tax cannabis, prescribe heroin and provide consumption rooms, how much has changed?  Join Chair Neil Findlay MSP, Convener of the Health and Sport Committee […]

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Harriet Harman MP – A Woman’s Work

Date: Friday 20 October

Time: 13:00 to 14:30

Cost: £8.00/£6.00

As one of Britain’s most prominent campaigning politicians, twice deputising as leader of the Labour Party and the country’s longest-serving female MP, Rt Hon Harriet Harman QC MP, has had a distinguished career whilst also bringing women’s issues to the heart of the Labour Party and fighting for equality and respect for all women.  Join […]

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The People’s Voice

Date: Friday 20 October

Time: 15:00 to 16:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

A collaborative project from the universities of Glasgow and Strathclyde sponsored by the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland. Revolutionary verses, pub songs and marching chants of all political persuasions are frequently the soundtrack to change.   Join our lively debate between Professor Kirstie Blair from University of Strathclyde; and Dr Catriona MacDonald, Dr Michael […]

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George Monbiot – Out of the Wreckage

Date: Friday 20 October

Time: 15:30 to 17:00

Cost: £8.00/£6.00

With his new book, Out of the Wreckage, George Monbiot offers hope and a vision to politically re-engage people in a world of environmental collapse, civic breakdown and anti-politics.  Join George and the Presiding Officer as they discuss a world where politics inspire, advancement doesn’t cost the earth and communities thrive.  Sign up and discover […]

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Just Seventeen – Teenage Relationships

Date: Friday 20 October

Time: 16:00 to 17:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

The UK has the highest rate of teenage pregnancy in Western Europe.  While rates are comparatively high, great progress has been made in Scotland to support young people around pregnancy and parenthood, with rates of pregnancy in the under-20s having reduced by 40% in a decade.  Join our panel to discuss inequality, education and healthy […]

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The Revolution Will Not Be Televised

Date: Friday 20 October

Time: 16:30 to 18:00

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

Twenty years ago, with no tweeting, texting, selfies or snapchats, news came from TV programmes like Newsround.  Nowadays, Generation Z has the world at its fingers and fame just a million clicks away.  But what is the real impact of this virtually connected world?  Join Chair Sheryl Garratt, writer and former editor of The Face […]

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A Rotten Establishment?

Date: Friday 20 October

Time: 17:15 to 18:45

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

The pillars of the British Establishment are crumbling beneath us.  Or so the media would have us believe if stories of our failing health, prison, justice and political systems are true.  So are these Victorian pillars of our modern society a lost cause, or can and should we rebuild them?  Join our panel including Fraser […]

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Richard Jobson – The Skids

Date: Friday 20 October

Time: 17:30 to 19:00

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

As the lead singer of Fife’s legendary punk band The Skids, Richard Jobson graduated from gang member to poet, presenter, cutting-edge film maker and Armani model.  As The Skids celebrate 40 years of punk classics with a UK tour, join Richard in conversation as he discusses growing up in punk rock Scotland and a career in the […]

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