A series of public lectures examining the global challenges facing society, and the role of academia in meeting these challenges.
There is a growing recognition across the world of the urgency of tackling a range of difficult, complex and inter-related issues that impact human wellbeing.
These issues include food, energy and water security, the spread of infectious diseases, developments in technology and medicine, and climate change.The series, delivered by distinguished speakers, focuses on the contribution academia can make to understanding and addressing these global challenges.
The series, delivered by distinguished speakers, focuses on the contribution academia can make to understanding and addressing these global challenges.
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1. The Enlightment Lecture: Quentin Cooper
2. Professor Dave Reay- Climate-smart Food
3. Dr. Isla Myers-Smith- The Greening of the Arctic
4. Bruce Whitelaw- Genetically Engineering Livestock – Why?
5. Dr. Matthew Bailey- Living in a Salt-saturated Society
6. Dr. Kathryn Stewart- The Price of Anarchy: Why Choosing the Right Routes for Travel Matters
7. Dr. Rowena Arshad OBE- Evolving Identities and Diversities in Black and Minority Ethnic Youth
8. Dr. Neil Thin- Social Wellbeing: the Global Happiness Epidemic
9. Sir Tom Devine- Scotland and Europe the Past Shaping the Present?
10. Julia Marton-Lefevre – The Promise of 2015: Hopes for a New Environmental Enlightenment
11. Prof. Emilios Avgouleas – From Speculative Finance to Sustainable Finance
12. Dr. Meriwether Wilson – Ocean Futures: Balancing Blue Growth and Conservation
13. Prof. Peter Higgins and Prof. Charles Hopkins – UN Sustainable Development Goals
14. Dr. Andrew Kerr – Reshaping Our World with New Energy Systems
15. Prof. Stephen Hilier – Fertility Futures in a Changing World
16. Prof. Brian Walker – The Obesity Pandemic: Winners and Losers in Adapting to Affluence
17. Prof. David Robertson – The Data Revolution in Global Healthcare
18. Prof. Sethu Vijayakumar – Sharing Autonomy (and Responsibility): The Robots Are Ready, Are You?
19. Prof. Sir John Beddington – Legacies of the 20th Century and Challenges for the 21st
20. Prof. Mark Rounsevell – Climate Change: Where Are We Going?
21. Prof. David Battisti – Climate Change and Global Food Security
22. Prof. Charlie Jeffery – Scotland – After the Referendum
23. Dr. Alice Street – Rethinking Infrastructures for Global Health
24. Prof. Chris Speed – Dancing with Data
25. Prof. Michele Belot- Behavioural Economics and Health Beahviours
26. Prof. David Newby – Air Pollution and Heart Attacks
27. Prof. David Gally – Survival in the Antibiotic Resistance Era
28. Prof. Michael Northcott – Fair Trade or Free Trade? Competing Moral Economies in a Changing World
29. Prof. David Hume – The Genes in our Food
30. Prof. Sir Ian Wilmut – The Quest for New Therapies by Stem Cell Research
31. Dr. Liz Grant – Palliative Care: A Global Development Challenge
32. Prof. Lord Robert Winston – Medicine, Ethics and Society
33. Prof. David Finnegan – The Human Genome: Everybody Has One
34. Prof. Paul Palmer – A Brief History of Atmospheric Carbon Dioxide
35. Prof. Ian Bryden – Sustainable Technology: Meeting Our Future Needs and Aspirations
36. Dr. Michael Shaver – The Intertwined World of ‘Peak’ Oil, Renewables and Sustainability
37. Prof. Mary Robinson – Human Rights in the Modern World
38. Prof. Ian Deary – Ageing World, Ageing Mind
39. Prof. Paul Digard – Epidemic to Pandemic: the Ever-changing World of Viruses
40. Prof. Mona Siddiqui – Religion, Rights and the Secular Space
41. Dr. Paul Kelly – The War on Drugs
42. Prof. Catharine Ward Thompson – Is Green Good For You? Health and Access to Natural Environments
43. Prof. Alan Miller – From Climate Change to Climate Justice
44. Dr. Heather Lovell – Climate Change and It’s Challenge for Policy Makers
45. Prof. Alexander Tudhope – Tropical Climate Change and Variability
46. Prof. Aubrey Manning – Population: Can We Begin to Talk Sensibly?
47. Prof. Jamie Davies – Synthetic Biology: the Potential and the Problems of Re-engineering Life
48. Prof. Christine Bell – Dealing with the Past: Peace v Justice?
49. Prof. Helen Sang – Food for the Future: the Potential of GM Animals
50. Dr. Kenneth Amaeshi – Sustainable Business in Emerging Markets
51. Dr. Neil Robertson – Powering Ahead – Solar and Renewable Energy
52. Dr. Richard Milne – Critical Thinking on Climate Change: Separating Skepticism from Denial
53. Prof. Stuart Haszeldine – Fuelling the Future: Electricity with Carbon Capture and Geological Storage
54. Dr. Andy Kerr – Meeting the 21st Century Challenges of Climate Change and Energy Security
55. Jon Snow – A Changing Media in a Changing World
56. Prof. Chandran and Ffrench-constant – Are Stem Cells the Future of Regenerative Medicine?
57. Prof. Dorothy Crawford – The Invisible Enemy: Microbes and Us
58. Prof. Sue Welburn – One World, One Health – From Rhetoric Towards Reality
59. Prof. Roger Jeffery – Population: How Much of a Problem?
60. Dr. David Reay – Climate Change: The Solutions
61. Prof. Gabriele Hegerl – Climate Change: Past, Present, and Future
62. Prof. Paul van Gardingen – Global Challenges: The Perfect Storm?