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Regional Migration: A Solution for Scotland?

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union, a substantial redesign of the immigration system is on the cards. This event, in partnership with IPPR, will explore the UK's options and potential solutions through presentations and discussions with migration and political experts.

Putting the ‘F’ in Chemistry: Molecular Exploration Through the Footnotes of the Periodic Table and our Nuclear Waste Legacy

The subtleties of structure and bonding in compounds of uranium, the heaviest naturally occurring element, and its neighbours in the f-block are still poorly-understood. Drawing on our research to make exotic new molecules from these metals, this lecture will explore what chemistry can teach us about these complicated but important metals.
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?
Wellcome West Room

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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