2018-2019

217th Session: Lecture Programme

Title Speaker Date
Wellbeing – what is it and what causes it? Sir Harry Burns
Director of Global Public Health, University of Strathclyde
17th Oct 2018
“A downright, thorough-going catastrophe”: the loss in the Arctic of the 1845 ‘Franklin Expedition’ Professor Keith Millar

Emeritus Professor, College of Medical, Veterinary & Life Sciences, University of Glasgow
31st Oct 2018
Predicting Earth’s Weather and Climate: How Certain Can We Be? Professor Tim Palmer
Royal Society Research Professor in Climate Physics, University of Oxford
14th Nov 2018
On building a university for the common good Professor Tim Ingold
Professor Emeritus of Social Anthropology, University of Aberdeen
28th Nov  2018
Not the End of the World, Dystopia as Nostalgia. The ongoing attraction of the apocalypse in fiction
Professor Louise Welsh

Professor of Creative Writing, University of Glasgow

12th Dec 2018
Why genetic biodiversity matters and how we can best conserve it for future generations Professor Mike Bruford

Professor of Biodiversity, Cardiff University and Director of The Frozen Ark

9th Jan 2019
Genes and mental illness: what are their properties and how might discovery enhance future care Professor Michael O’Donovan
Deputy Director/Clinical Professor, Division of Psychological Medicine and Clinical Neurosciences, Cardiff University
23rd Jan 2019
The Thinking Robot Professor Alan Winfield
Professor of Robot Ethics, Bristol Robotics Laboratory, UWE Bristol
6th Feb 2019
East West Street: on the origins of genocide and crimes against humanity, on the individual and the group Professor Philippe Sands, QC
University College London and Matrix Chambers
20th Feb 2019
Between a border and a breath: Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts Professor Alison Phipps

UNESCO Chair in Refugee Integration through Languages and the Arts,
Professor of Languages and Intercultural Studies,
University of Glasgow
6th Mar 2019
Africa Changing – Beyond the narratives of despair and division Fergal Keane, OBE
BBC news correspondent, author
20th Mar 2019
Restoring the Mack Liz Davidson
Senior Project Manager
3rd Apr 2019
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