Autumn 2021

October 13
Ian Fraser, journalist, commentator and broadcaster who writes about business, finance, politics and economics.
Author of Shredded. RBS, the Bank that Broke Britain.
‘Investigative Financial Journalism.’

October 20
Matthew Crighton, Sustainable Economy Advisor, Friends of the Earth Scotland.
‘COP26 – What’s it for and what can we expect?’

October 27
Adam McVey, Council Leader, City of Edinburgh Council, Convener, Policy and Sustainability Committee.
‘Edinburgh Climate Strategy.’

November 3
Julia Calvert, Lecturer in Political Economy, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh.
‘Political Economies of South America: Crisis, Change and Progress since the 1970s.’

November 10
Ashley McLean, Policy and Parliamentary Officer, Poverty Alliance.
‘Pensioners in Poverty in Scotland – why, and what can be done?’

November 17
Councillor Lesley Macinnes, Convener, Transport and Environment Committee, City of Edinburgh Council.
‘Transport for Edinburgh (TfE) and the work of the Transport and Environment Committee.’

November 24
Professor Colin Harvey, Professor of Human Rights Law in the School of Law, Queen’s University Belfast (QUB).
‘A United Ireland in our Lifetime?’

December 1
Sam Wheldon-Bayes, Project Officer, Global Ethical Finance Initiative (GEFI).
‘Can Global Finance really be Ethical?’

December 8
An interview with Richard Holloway, Scottish writer, broadcaster and cleric.
‘After the Pandemic.’

December 15
Tracy McCollin, Head of the Good Food Nation Team in the Food and Drink Division
of the Directorate for Agriculture and the Rural Economy, Scottish Government.
‘Scotland: Our ambition to be a Good Food Nation.’