Autumn 2016

Oct. 5
Dr. Fabian Hilfrich, Senior Lecturer, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh.
“Amxit? The US elections and Globalization Anxieties.”

Chris Lerpiniere, Senior Research Nurse, Centre for Clinical Brain Sciences (CCBS)
RUSH- Research to Understand Stroke due to Haemorrhage- current practice and progress for brain donation.

Alex Wallace
Project Director and ex-Head of James Gillespie’s High School (and member of MJ&P)
From Gillespie’s to Umlazi South Africa. The Jabulani Project: a small scale development project based on Love, Empowerment and Reciprocity.

Oct. 26
Denis Rutovitz, Chairman, Edinburgh Direct Aid
Beyond humanitarian aid:
hope for the future for Syrian refugees in Lebanon.

Nov. 2
Ken Shaw, Head of Employability & Talent Development
City of Edinburgh Council
Edinburgh Guarantee:
“Working together to help our young people achieve their potential.”

Nov. 9
Will Garrett, Spatial Policy Manager, Planning and Transport, Place, City of Edinburgh Council
 “What’s it like to live here?”   New ways of assessing your local area.

Kirsty Hughes, Associate Fellow, Friends of Europe (Brussels)
Brexit and Scotland.

Nov. 23
Gwenn McCreath, Chief Executive, Health-in-Mind, Scotland.
‘Mental Health Today – a medical or a social issue?’

Nov. 30
Harriet Hall, Policy Manager, Children 1st, Edinburgh
“Generation Internet – childhood in an online world.”

Dec. 7
Professor Lindsay Paterson, Professor of Education Policy
School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh
‘Can the attainment gap be closed?’