Autumn 2012

3 Oct – Independence? The case for the Union
David McLetchie, Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, MSP for Lothians
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10 Oct – Independence without tears
Professor Christopher Harvie, Writer and Historian
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17 Oct – Report of James Hansen’s Presentation to the 2012 Edinburgh Science Festival
Bill Donaldson, Tom Strathdee, Morris Bradley & Frances Morgan, Members MJ&P Group
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24 Oct – Fighting to preserve North Sea fish stocks: and getting it onto the shelves
Iain McSween, CEO Scottish Fishermen’s Organisation

31 Oct – Foreign Aid Effectiveness: the case of Palestine and other small states
Dr Colin Cooper, Medical Advisor, Edinburgh Direct Aid
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7 Nov – Co-lateral damage: meeting the complex needs of veterans returning to civilian life
James Meah, Therapist, Veterans First Point, NHS Lothian
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14 Nov – Ethics and Religion: an odd couple?
Richard Holloway, Writer and Broadcaster
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21 Nov – The environmental and social consequences of extracting marginal sources of fuel
Rob Edwards, Writer and Journalist
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28 Nov – Should liberal values be taught in our public schools?
Dr Matteo Bonotti, Lecturer, Religion and Politics, Open Studies, University of Edinburgh

5 Dec – China’s present and future role in the world
Dr Daniel Hammond, Lecturer Chinese Politics and Society, University of Edinburgh
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