Autumn 2015

Oct 7 – ‘Inequality: what can the government do?’
Professor David Bell, Division of Economics, School of Management, University of Stirling

Oct 14 – ‘Occupy and Democracy’
Richard Gunn, Lecturer in Politics (retired), University of Edinburgh

Oct 21 – ‘From Waste to New Resources’: Re-cycling in Edinburgh.”
Justine Taylor, Waste and Open Space Development Officer, City of Edinburgh Council

Oct 28 – Healthy Cognitive Ageing
Professor Ian Deary, Director, Centre for Cognitive Ageing and Cognitive Epidemiology University of Edinburgh

Nov 4 – “The housing system we need to work for everyone.”
Keith Anderson, Chief Executive, Port of Leith Housing Association

Nov 11 – ‘Fracking and threats to public health – is it all hot air or hot toxics?’
Prof Andrew Watterson, School of Health Sciences, University of Stirling

Nov 18 – “What is at stake at the Paris UN Conference on Climate Change?”
Our in-house team on Climate Change:  Bill, Morris, Tom and Frances.

Nov 25 – DIG-In: the charming reality of community ownership?
Isla McCulloch and Catherine Francis, Vice-Chair and Chair, DIG-In Community greengrocer

Dec 2 – ‘TTIP – what is it and how can we stop it?’
(Transatlantic Trade and Investment Partnership)
Jane Herbstritt, Campaigns Assistant, Global Justice Now

Dec 9 – “A coal- and nuclear-free energy future for Scotland: brilliant news or dangerous experiment?” (What future for Longannet?)
Professor Paul Younger, Professor of Energy Engineering, University of Glasgow