Winter 2014

Jan 8 – Paying the Price: the environmental, social and health costs of China’s development
Dr. Daniel Hammond, Lecturer in Chinese Politics and Society, University of Edinburgh

Jan 15 – A Common Weal – sharing our wealth for the wellbeing of all.
Robin McAlpine, Director, Jimmy Reid Foundation

Jan 22 – The European Community – key issues for the election in May
Colin Bartie, Advisor in David Martin’s office (MEP)

Jan 29 – A Burning Issue: Biofuels and Biomass
Almuth Emsting, Campaigner with Biofuel Watch.

Feb 5 – A Fare Share – do the Supermarkets really care?  What’s the long-term vision?
Christopher Somerville, Manager, Fare Share.

Feb 12 – How much damage have we caused to this planet upon which we all depend?
Several members of Morningside Justice and Peace Group 

Feb 19 – Independence for Scotland?
A speaker from the Better Together campaign

Feb 26 – Independence for Scotland?
George Kerevan, journalist/ politician, from the Yes campaign.

Mar 5 – Reclaiming our streets and communities.  
Keith Irving.  Head, Living Streets, Scotland.

Mar 12 – What’s happening with Health and Social Care in Edinburgh?
Suzanne Harrison, Integration Programme Manager, City of Edinburgh Council.

Mar 19 – Should we keep Trident?  The arguments for and against.
Two speakers: Ray Newton (MJandP); and a speaker Pro-Trident.

Mar 26 – The Tea Party – what it is and why it matters.
Professor Frank Cogliano, School of History, Classics and Archaeology, University of Edinburgh.