209th Session: Lecture Programme

Title Speaker Date
Aping mankind. Darwinism, yes. Dawinitis, no. Prof Raymond Tallis

Emeritus Professor of Geriatric Medicine, University of Manchester
6th Oct 2010
The 1970s in historical perspective
Prof Niall Ferguson

Laurence A Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University
20th Oct 2010
Has devolution improved Scotland’s place in the world? Rt Hon Dr Jack McConnell MSP

Former First Minister
3rd Nov 2010
Why we should be grateful to Luther, Calvin and Knox Mr Harry Reid

Author and Journalist
17th Nov 2010
What is consciousness for? Prof Chris Frith

Emeritus Professor of Neuropsychology, University College London
1st Dec  2010
Culture fusion: art meets science – science meets art
Prof Roy Burdon

Emeritus Professor of Molecular Biology, University of Strathclyde
15th Dec 2010
The future is history: H G Wells at the movies Dr Rob Maslen

Senior Lecturer in English Literature, University of Glasgow
12th Jan 2011
21st century energy challenges: fuel for thought Dame Sue Ion

Visiting Professor Department of Materials Imperial College and Fellow of the Royal Academy of Engineering
26th Jan 2011
Understanding terrorism
Dr Louise Richardson

Principal and Vice-Chancellor, University of St Andrews
9th Feb 2011
Procurement of cadavers by anatomists in Glasgow in the early 19th century Dr Stuart McDonald

Senior Lecturer in Anatomy, University of Glasgow
23rd Feb 2011
Scotland’s landscape as music – an aesthetic fantasy or a present reality?  Dr John Purser

Research fellow at Sabhal Mor Ostaig (the Gaelic College on Skye)
9th Mar 2011
Mysterious cases of misbehaving molecules Prof Chick Wilson

Regius Professor of Chemistry, University of Glasgow
23rd Mar 2011