politics

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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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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Yes Minister

Date: Saturday 21 October

Time: 15:00 to 16:30

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

Yes Minister and its follow-up series Yes, Prime Minister featuring the inimitable Rt. Hon Jim Hacker and Permanent Secretary Sir Humphrey Appleby, defined ‘politics’ for a generation.  These adored British sitcoms set in the echelons of Whitehall satirized the relationship between the elected official and the steadfast civil service.  But how true to life was […]

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Lenin’s 21st Century Revolution

Date: Saturday 21 October

Time: 15:45 to 17:15

Cost: £6.00/£4.00

Do the revolutionary concepts of the Russian communist, revolutionary, politician and political theorist, Vladimir Lenin, have any significance for a 21st century global capitalist world?  Does Lenin’s theory on politics being concentrated economics still resonate today and can imperial wars ever be supported or the seizing of power justified? Join our panel including Professor Robert […]

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Kenneth Clarke MP – Kind of Blue

Date: Saturday 21 October

Time: 17:00 to 18:30

Cost: £8.00/£6.00

The Rt Hon Kenneth Clarke MP is one of the genuine heavyweights of the UK political world with almost 50 years of serving as an MP at the heart of government under three Prime Ministers.  Perceived as being on the left of the Conservative Party, his memorable Brexit speech is a reminder why he remains […]

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