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Feb
4
Sat
LGBT History Month: Who we are when no one’s looking – FREE Creative workshop @ City Art Centre
Feb 4 @ 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm
LGBT History Month: Who we are when no one's looking - FREE Creative workshop @ City Art Centre  | Scotland | United Kingdom

Join us for this special art workshop for LGBT History Month Scotland. We will explore issues of identity through art. Participants will have the opportunity to make a mixed media artwork.

You are welcome to bring along any photos, photocopies, cuttings etc that you would like to include, but this is not essential.

No previous art experience necessary!

To book:

Please book via Eventbrite

Chris Kent:

Chris is a portrait artist, illustrator and woodworker who lives and works in Scotland.

Chris’s work inhabits a world of beauty and obsession and insubstantial memories, and is often concerned with mental health issues and gender identity. For more see: http://christopherwkent.com/

Proud City:

Proud City is an exhibition at the People’s Story Museum which explores LGBTQIA+ life in Edinburgh. The exhibition is on display until 26 February 2016. See http://www.edinburghmuseums.org.uk/Venues/The-People-s-Story/Exhibitions/2016-17/Proud-City for details.

Access:

The activity will take place on the 5th floor of the City Art Centre, there is lift access to this space.

More information:

Contact Diana Morton at [email protected], 0131 529 6365.

Feb
15
Wed
Edinburgh Medical School: Let’s talk about health: Breast cancer; the advent of personalised medicine @ Queen's Medical Research Institute
Feb 15 @ 4:30 pm – 6:45 pm
Edinburgh Medical School: Let’s talk about health: Breast cancer; the advent of personalised medicine @ Queen's Medical Research Institute | Scotland | United Kingdom

“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.

Speakers

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]

Mar
3
Fri
Facing the risks of war in Europe – Mountbatten Lecture by Sir Adam Thomson @ Playfair Library Hall
Mar 3 @ 5:30 pm – 7:00 pm
Facing the risks of war in Europe - Mountbatten Lecture by Sir Adam Thomson @ Playfair Library Hall | Scotland | United Kingdom

Moutbatten Lecture: Sir Adam Thomson

Friday 3rd March 2017

Playfair Libray Hall, Old College, South Bridge

5.30 p.m. – 7.00 p.m.

Sir Adam Thomson, Director of the European Leadership Network will give this years Moutbatten lecture on “Facing the risks of war in Europe”.

Biography

Sir Adam Thomson was educated in history at Cambridge University and in Public Policy at Harvard University. He worked briefly at the World Bank before joining the British Diplomatic Service in 1978. In the course of the following 38 years he served abroad in British missions in Moscow, NATO Brussels, Washington DC, New Delhi, New York at the United Nations (where he was the No2 Ambassador), Islamabad (where he was the British High Commissioner) and NATO again (where he was the UK Permanent Representative).

In London over this period he served in the Cabinet Office as the Soviet analyst on the Assessments Staff 1989 -91 and in roles in the Foreign and Commonwealth Office covering the Mutual and Balanced Force Reductions, Israel/Lebanon, UK security policy (especially in Europe) and UK policy towards South Asia and Afghanistan. His two main areas of professional life have been politico-military affairs and South Asia, especially Pakistan/Afghanistan.

In November 2016, he left the UK Delegation to NATO, retired from the Diplomatic Service and took up his present job as the Director of the European Leadership Network, a pan-European, non-partisan, non-governmental organisation working for better security in greater Europe.

PLEASE NOTE:

You must bring your printed ticket with you to the event.

This event may be photographed and/or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University approved third parties.

Jun
28
Thu
Edinburgh Cancer Immunology Workshop @ Wellcome Auditorium,
Jun 28 @ 9:30 am – 12:30 pm
Edinburgh Cancer Immunology Workshop @ Wellcome Auditorium,

Edinburgh Cancer Immunology Workshop