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Colin Chambers is a former Lt Cdr in the South African navy, who went on to become a special advisor to Nelson Mandela for 8 years. Mandela was a key transformational figure in the life of South Africa, bringing forgiveness, reconciliation and reconstruction to a nation that had been deeply divided. Colin shares his unique perspective on Mandela the man, how the transformation of South Africa was achieved and what we can learn from this process to benefit our own professional and personal lives.
“Let’s Talk About Health” is all about advancing our knowledge of health and what goes wrong in disease. Join us to hear about new research in our University that is increasing our understanding of diseases and providing new advances in treatment. Guests will be able to talk to our young scientists about their research, and S4 and S5 pupils will have an opportunity to tour our labs before the talks. We look forward to seeing you there!
Professor Karen Chapman
University/BHF Centre for Cardiovascular Science
Most people associate breast cancer with women. However, men can also be affected. Currently, 1 in 8 women in the UK will be affected by breast cancer during their lifetime. Huge steps have been made in understanding some of the complexities underpinning this disease and developing increasingly effective treatment strategies. This started here in Scotland, with Beatson’s discovery that in some women, removal of the ovaries can shrink tumours. Join us to hear about some of the key advances that have led to over 85% of women now living more than 5 years after diagnosis of breast cancer. We will explore exciting research aimed at developing new treatment strategies, that are personalised to the individual patient’s cancer, to maximise treatment effectiveness and limit unpleasant side-effects.
Dr Helen Creedon, and Professor Val Brunton, Edinburgh Cancer Research Centre, The University of Edinburgh
Doors open 4.30pm with teas and coffees available.
Refreshments available after event.
Photography & filming
This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University or University approved third parties.
For any further information contact the organiser, Karen Chapman [email protected]
Mamma Mia Sing Along – Saturday 18th February 2017
The story of a bride-to-be trying to find her real father told using hit songs by the popular ’70s group ABBA. Join us for an afternoon of fun and sing along to those well loved Abba classics.
The film is rated PG13.
Our Community Cafe will be open from 1.30pm serving fresh coffee/tea and home baking, soft drinks and snacks. The film commences at 2pm.
Venue – Pilrig St. Paul’s Church, 1B Pilrig Street, Leith EH6 5AH
Suggested donation on day: £3 Adult / Child £2
Leith Community Cinema is a linkup activity with Inspiring Leith hosted by Bethany Christian Trust and Pilrig St Paul’s Church (SC 007277)
Our day to day disagreements arguments and conflicts can lead to positive change or destroy relationships. This workshop provides the opportunity to reflect and understand what aspects of a conflict can lead to a destructive escalation in any setting: in the family, at work, in relationships with friends and loved ones.
The workshop will focus on ways we can transform conflicts and improve relationships.
The session will be a mixture of presentation, exercises and discussion. This workshop would benefit anyone who would like to improve their understanding of conflicts and explore alternative ways of responding to them.
This workshop is aimed specifically at members of Edinburgh’s Ethnic Minority Communities.
Refreshments will be provided.