Spring 2017

Jan 11
Alan McKinney, member Morningside Justice and Peace
‘What makes us change our minds?’

Jan 18
Sister Aelred Timmins, Co-ordinator,
The Homeless Project, St Catherine’s Convent of Mercy, Edinburgh

Jan 25
Alexandra Smith, Reader in Russian Studies, School of Languages, Literatures and Cultures, University of Edinburgh
Russia today: beyond the headlines.

Feb. 1
Morris Bradley and friends reviewing research by Professor Peter Wadhams.
Vanishing Arctic ice. The latest evidence from this world authority has major implications for us.

Feb 8
Scott from Positive Money –   what the politicians don’t tell us.

Feb 15
Tim Purves, Director, William Purves Funeral Directors, Edinburgh.
Death, Dying and Disposal.

Feb 22
Dr. Gari Donn, Executive Director, UN House Scotland
The role of civil society in making the United Nations stronger.

March 1
Chris Adams, Strategy and Business Planning Manager, City of Edinburgh Council
2050 Edinburgh City Vision.

March 8
Dr Helen Zealley ‘Formerly Director of Public Health, NHS Lothian.
Has prevention in the NHS failed?

March 15
Tommy Whitelaw,Dementia Carer Voices
Health and Social Care in an Ageist Society

March 22
Jamie Farquhar, Reg. Mgr. Confor: Promoting forestry and wood
Forestry in Scotland/UK. History, issues and current challenges.

March 29
Richard Kerley, Professor of Management, Queen Margaret University. Co-Chair, Centre for Scottish Public Policy.
The 2017 Council Elections and the Challenges for Scottish Local Democracy.