Spring 2023

Jan 11 Rev Dr Urzula Glienecke, Associate Chaplain, University of Edinburgh.
‘The Experience of the Baltic peoples through the centuries and in my own lifetime (from Latvia to the present). What lessons for the future of Ukraine?’

Jan 18 Dr Idil Akinci-Pérez, Lecturer in Race and Social Policy, School of Social & Political Science, University of Edinburgh.
‘Racial Borders: who are the desirable migrants?’

Jan 25 Councillor Jane Meagher, Convener of the Housing, Homelessness and Fair Work Committee, City of Edinburgh Council.
‘Homelessness and the work of this Committee.’

Feb 1 Nick Clater, speaking in a personal capacity. Nick works with Midlothian Health and Social Care Partnership.
‘The National Care Service – What it might look like?’

Feb 8 Howard Beck, Director, Global Schools Climate Summit.
‘1.5 MAX Global Schools Climate Summit: What’s that?’

Feb 15 Fabian Hilfrich, Senior Lecturer/Associate Professor,
School of History, Classics and Archaeology, The University of Edinburgh.
‘Changes in the USA under Biden.’

Feb 22 Caitlin Skinner, Artistic Director and CEO, Stellar Quines Theatre Company, Edinburgh.
‘The Future of Theatre in our troubled society. Where does Stellar Quines fit in?’

March 1 Dr Kirsty Hughes, Writer and commentator on Scottish, EU & UK politics.
From 2017 to 2021, founder & Director, Scottish Centre on European Relations.
‘Europe and independence: is there a real plan?’

March 8 Maggie Lennon, Director, Bridges Programmes.
‘New Scots – the Challenges and Opportunities of integration.’

March 15 Hannah Fergague, Fundraising Officer, Thistle Foundation, Edinburgh.
‘Thistle Foundation – Ending Isolation and Loneliness in Scotland.’

March 22 Eurig Scandrett, Senior Lecturer in Public Sociology at Queen Margaret University and Chair, Scottish Palestine Solidarity Campaign.
‘The future of Palestinian resistance.’

March 29 Daniel Johnson, MSP. Edinburgh Southern, Scottish Parliament.
‘Too many prisoners on remand. Why are the numbers getting worse?’