208th Session: Lecture Programme

Title Speaker Date
Knox, Calvin and Scotland: the creation of a protestant nation? Prof Jane Dawson

John Laing Professor of Reformation History, University of Edinburgh
7th Oct 2009
Education, citizenship and democracy: the threat of corporate culture
Prof Walter Humes

Research Professor in Education, University of West of Scotland
21st Oct 2009
Why Darwin was right and the creationists are wrong Prof Steve Jones

Professor of Genetics, University College London
4th Nov 2009
Speaking for the dead: forensic anthropology in our modern world Prof Sue Black

Director of the Centre for Anatomy and Human Identification, University of Dundee
18th Nov 2009
  Mice, men and medicine Prof Sir Martin Evans

Distinguished Research Professor, Cardiff University and Nobel Prize Winner for Medicine 2007
25th Nov  2009
The new science of social interaction
Prof Simon Garrod

Professor of Cognitive Psychology, University of Glasgow
2nd Dec 2009
Operatic medicine: doctors in opera Dr J. Ian S. Robertson

Formerly Consultant Physician, MRC Blood Pressure Unit, Glasgow. Member of Board of Directors, Scottish Opera
16th Dec 2009
  From Skara Brae to sustainable communities Mr Jim MacKinnon

Director and Chief Planner, Director for the Built Environment, Scottish Government
13th Jan 2010
Operating from images
Prof Sir Alfred Cuschieri

Professor of Surgery, Pisa; formerly Head of Department of Surgery and Molecular Oncology, University of Dundee
27th Jan 2010
The role of national libraries in the 21st century Dame Lynne Brindley

Chief Executive of the British Library
10th Feb 2010
A business unworthy of a woman? The rise and rise of the female performer on the British stage Prof Jan McDonald

Professor Emerita of Drama, University of Glasgow
24th Feb 2010
Reforming our prisons: purposes and practicalities Mr Jonathan Aitken

Author, Broadcaster and Lecturer. Also ex-MP, ex-Cabinet Minister and ex-prisoner
10th Mar 2010
Everyone likes a challenge – is rapid, man-made climate change the biggest one yet?
Prof Anne Glover

Chief Scientific Adviser for Scotland
25th Mar 2010