Spring 2022

January 12
Dr. Philippa Parmiter, Programme Manager, Scottish Carbon Capture and Storage (SCCS).
‘Carbon Capture and Storage in Scotland. Can we really do this? Progress and challenges.’

January 19
Professor Charles Raab, Professorial Fellow, Politics and International Relations, School of Social and Political Science, University of Edinburgh. Director, CRISP (Centre for Research into Information, Surveillance and Privacy). Fellow, The Alan Turing Institute.
‘Surveillance: Privacy, Security and Regulation.’

January 26
Antonella Sorace, Professor of Developmental Linguistics, University of Edinburgh, and
Director of Bilingualism Matters.
‘Bilingualism over the lifespan: myths, science, and science-fiction.’

February 2
Tony Hordon, Managing Director, Parabola.
‘What’s happening at Edinburgh Park? The MD of Parabola sets the scene.’

February 9
Ewan Aitken, Chief Executive of Cyrenians.
‘Homelessness in Scotland and Housing First.’

February 16
Johanna Carrie, Member of MJ&P and Transition Edinburgh. Climate activist.

‘Changing Normal.’ Examples of society-wide behaviour changes, currently changing issues and how to speed up changes. 

February 23
Liam McArthur, Scottish Liberal Democrat MSP for Orkney.
‘Assisted Dying for Terminally Ill Adults (Scotland) Bill – what is planned?’

March 2
Scott Lucas, Professor Emeritus at University of Birmingham.  A political analyst linking academic expertise, journalism, media, and digital engagement. 
‘Should the West bail out Afghanistan?’

March 9
Dr Saleemul Huq, Director, International Centre for Climate Change and Development,
Independent University Bangladesh (IUB)
‘Loss and Damage due to Climate Change.’

March 16
Dr Jamie Buchan, Lecturer in Criminology, School of Applied Sciences, Edinburgh Napier University.
‘Restorative Justice: Another Way of Doing Justice in Scotland?’

March 23
Councillor Lesley Macinnes, Convener, Transport and Environment Committee.
‘Edinburgh’s City Mobility Plan 2021 – 2030 and the work of the Transport and Environment Committee.’

March 30
Terry Levinthal, Director, Cockburn Association.
‘Does Edinburgh still deserve World Heritage Status?’