Tea & Talk Podcast

Following on from its successful conception during the Curious 2019 summer events programme, the RSE launched their ‘Tea & Talk‘ series as a podcast to provide access to experts talking on a wide range of subjects and provide the opportunity for listeners to learn something new, expand their horizons and hear from national and world experts in their respective disciplines.

Hosted by Dr Rebekah Widdowfield.

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Tea & Talk Podcast Series 1

Episode 1:

Professor Dame Anne Glover on the Importance of Science & Evidence in Policymaking

Episode 2:

Dr. Deborah O’Neil on the Development of COVID-19 Treatments

Episode 3:

Professor Stephen Reicher on Public Social Psychology during COVID-19

Episode 4:

Dr. Stella Chan on the Mental Health Impact of COVID-19

Episode 5:

Professor Nasar Meer on the Impact of COVID-19 on BAME Communities

Episode 6:

Fergus Linehan on the Impact of COVID-19 on Arts & Culture

Episode 7:

Talat Yaqoob on the Inequality of COVID-19


Tea & Talk Podcast Series 2

Episode 1:

Dame Seona Reid on the impact of COVID-19 on Culture and the Creative Arts

Episode 2:

Professor Dame Anna Dominiczak on launching the Lighthouse Labs

Episode 3:

Professor Sir Ian Boyd on building Scotland’s resilience post-Covid-19

Caroline Gardner smiling and posing for the camera. Text says 'Tea & Talk with the RSE - Caroline Gardner FRSE' A person posing for the camera

Episode 4:

Caroline Gardner on supporting inclusive public services

Episode 5:

Professor Niamh Nic Daéid on using evidence and data to tackle public challenges


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Publication Date

May 2020