Autumn 2022

October 12
Neil Blain, Professor Emeritus of Communications, Media and Culture,
Faculty of Arts and Humanities, University of Stirling.
‘What future for the BBC and Channel Four? Public service broadcasting and the interests of civil society.’

October 19
Professor Nacim Pak-Shiraz, Personal Chair in Cinema and Iran, Director of Research, Islamic and Middle Eastern Studies,
School of Literatures, Languages and Cultures, University of Edinburgh.
” ‘Woman, Life, Freedom.’ What is happening now in Iran?”

October 26
Catriona Mathieson, Professor of Substance Use, Faculty of Social Sciences, University of Stirling.
‘Scotland’s Drug Deaths – what can we do?’

November 2
Ann Wales, Programme Director, Knowledge and Decision Support, Digital Health & Care Innovation Centre.
‘A Collective Force for Health and Wellbeing – the Scottish Government’s action plan for community health and wellbeing information.’

November 9
Dr Malte Kaeding, Senior Lecturer in International Politics, University of Surrey.
‘Taiwan, the most dangerous place on Earth? Historical legacies and current issues.’

November 16
Alex Reid, Delivery Lead, YPI Scotland (Youth and Philanthropy Initiative), The Wood Foundation, Aberdeen.
‘Empowering Active Citizens Through Philanthropy and Youth-led Grant Making.’

November 23
Christine Bell, Professor of Constitutional Law and Assistant Principal (Global Justice), University of Edinburgh.
‘The UK Constitution – is it time for review?’ Comments also for Scotland and Ukraine.

November 30
Brenda Black, Chief Executive Officer, Edinburgh Community Food.
‘Food Future – a community perspective. ‘

December 7
Rev Dr Urzula Glienecke, Associate Chaplain, University of Edinburgh.
‘The War in Ukraine: History, Hope and Our Response.’

December 14 Migration…