215th Session: Lecture Programme

Title Speaker Date
The philosophy of realistic medicine Dr Catherine Calderwood

Chief Medical Officer for Scotland
5th Oct 2016
The Ark before Noah
Dr Irving Finkel

Assistant Keeper Department of Middle East, The British Museum
19th Oct 2016
From margins to mainstream: transforming policy responses to violence against women in Scotland Lily Greenan

Former Chief Executive Scottish Women’s Aid
2nd Nov 2016
Gravitational wave observations – a new astronomy Professor Sheila Rowan

Director of the Institute for Gravitational Research, University of Glasgow
16th Nov 2016
Glasgow’s Miles Better? A personal view Jean Mc Fadden

Former leader Glasgow Council
30th Nov  2016
Does Forensic science have a future?
Professor Niamh Nic Daéid

Professor of Forensic Science and Director of Research, University of Dundee
14th Dec 2016
The sheer waste of late Twentieth Century Academic Philosophy Sir Anthony Seldon

Vice-Chancellor, University of Buckingham
11th Jan 2017
Knowledge, nudge or nanny: how can we improve the nation’s diet? Professor Susan Jebb

Professor of Diet and Population Health, University of Oxford
25th Jan 2017
Freedom in a Dangerous World
Lord Ken Macdonald of River Glaven QC

Warden of Wadham College, Oxford
8th Feb 2017
Landing on a Comet Professor Monica Grady

Professor of Planetary and Space Sciences, Open University
22nd Feb 2017
As little known as Kamschatka: Thomas Pennant’s Scottish Tours 1769-72  Professor Nigel Leask
Regius Professor of English Language and Literature, University of Glasgow
8th Mar 2017
The reformation, half a millennium later Rev. Professor Diarmaid MacCulloch KT,

Professor of the History of the Church, University of Oxford
22nd Mar 2017
Graphene: Physics, technology and challenges
Professor Laurence Eaves

Research Professor Faculty of Science, University of Nottingham
5th April 2017