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Neil McLennan, Senior Lecturer, University of Aberdeen

Wilfred Owen’s Edinburgh Enlightenment

From late June to November in 1917, the soldier-poet Wilfred Owen recovered from shell shock at Craiglockhart War Hospital, near Edinburgh. For the last ten years, Neil McLennan has been researching Owen’s time in Edinburgh to better understand his experience and the influence the city had on him.
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What Keeps You Sharp?

At Castle Douglas Town Hall Dr Alan Gow explored the questions “How do our thinking skills change as we age?” and “Do our lifestyles affect those changes?”. The audience heard what other people think about their thinking skills, saw how their beliefs matched those of the general public, and how all that matches current evidence.
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Living an Ethical Life

Professor Peter Singer, one of the world's leading moral philosophers, explored what it means to live ethically in the 21st Century. PLEASE NOTE CHANGE OF VENUE - now at the George Square Lecture Theatre, University of Edinburgh

Modelling Beyond Standard Model Physics

This knowledge exchange event was centred around the methodological challenges, philosophical implications and experimental prospects in the search for Physics Beyond the Standard Model at the European Organisation for Nuclear Research (CERN).

ITMAT in Edinburgh

For the first time, the Institute for Translational Medicine & Therapeutics meeting was held in Europe at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh Conference Centre. The theme of the meeting was ‘Big Data and the Development of New Medicines’.

Delivering the Nations Flagships

When HMS Queen Elizabeth enters Portsmouth harbour in 2017, she will be the largest war ship commissioned into the Royal Navy. With her sister ship HMS Prince of Wales, these two new Aircraft Carriers represent significant new naval and air military capability.
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Policy Making in Uncertain Environments

Evidence-based medicine is one of the triumphs of recent decades that has saved innumerable lives and resulted in more cost-effective practice. Is this the right approach for other areas of policy?
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Beat the January Blues

After the holidays, when everyone had gone back to work with that 'January feeling', Beat the January Blues was organised to put a spring back in the step...
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MacCormick European Lecture 2016

Irina Bokova examined the unprecedented increase of attacks against cultural heritage and diversity in conflicts today, including industrial looting of cultural goods and archaeological sites - the war crime of cultural cleansing.
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