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Feb
11
Sat
Singing for all workshops: Burns and beyond @ George Washington Browne Room
Feb 11 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Singing for all workshops: Burns and beyond @ George Washington Browne Room | Scotland | United Kingdom

Everyone loves to sing a Burns song. This workshop is open to all who love to sing a Burns song or want to have a go. No need to read music or have any experience. This will be a friendly and inclusive singing session centred around well known and less well known Burns songs. Ellie Logan is a community musician, song leader, singer, and camper van traveller.

Based in Edinburgh she has experience of leading all sizes and shapes of singing groups and also working one to one with people on understanding their voice and how to get the best out of it. She currently runs SeaSang which is a women’s singing group which gives space for community choir members to try more challenging material, various Sing for Fun informal singing groups, community ukulele classes and provides voice, brass, ukulele and recorder tuition for primary children through Edinburgh Council.

Ellie also works for the Traditional Music Forum as membership and communications officer. Ellie is a supporter of and occasional tutor with the Scots Music Group. Based in Edinburgh, they provide a range of opportunities to learn traditional music and song.

Feb
14
Tue
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1
Feb 14 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1  | Scotland | United Kingdom

How are we to judge actions, inactions and rationalisations of people who find themselves in a murky grey zone of complicity with violence? What does ethics demand of us in dreadful, even impossible, situations? The film series explores cinematic depictions that bring the thorny issue of complicity to the fore, focusing on Nazi-occupied France, apartheid South Africa, Argentina’s Dirty War and Communist Romania. In selecting this international range of critically acclaimed films, we aim to provoke reflection on ambiguous aspects of violence and human rights abuses. A guiding premise of the event is that reckoning with such experiences is essential to learning from past atrocities and preventing future catastrophes. The films will be introduced by expert academics.

PLEASE NOTE YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR EACH FILM INDIVIDUALLY BY SELECTING THE SPECIFIC DATE.

PROGRAMME

7 March 2017: The Headless Woman (2008, Lucrecia Martel)

Introduced by Dr Charlotte Gleghorn (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Mihaela Mihai (University of Edinburgh).

14 March 2017: The Paper Will Be Blue (2006, Radu Muntean)

Introduced by Dr Claire Duncanson (University of Edinburgh) and Gisli Vogler (University of Edinburgh).

21 March 2017: Skin (2008, Anthony Fabian)

Introduced by Dr Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Maša Mrovlje (University of Edinburgh).

28 March 2017: Story of Women (1988, Claude Chabrol)

Introduced by Dr Christina Johnston (University of Stirling) and Dr Hugh McDonnell (University of Edinburgh).

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]

Feb
21
Tue
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1
Feb 21 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1  | Scotland | United Kingdom

How are we to judge actions, inactions and rationalisations of people who find themselves in a murky grey zone of complicity with violence? What does ethics demand of us in dreadful, even impossible, situations? The film series explores cinematic depictions that bring the thorny issue of complicity to the fore, focusing on Nazi-occupied France, apartheid South Africa, Argentina’s Dirty War and Communist Romania. In selecting this international range of critically acclaimed films, we aim to provoke reflection on ambiguous aspects of violence and human rights abuses. A guiding premise of the event is that reckoning with such experiences is essential to learning from past atrocities and preventing future catastrophes. The films will be introduced by expert academics.

PLEASE NOTE YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR EACH FILM INDIVIDUALLY BY SELECTING THE SPECIFIC DATE.

PROGRAMME

7 March 2017: The Headless Woman (2008, Lucrecia Martel)

Introduced by Dr Charlotte Gleghorn (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Mihaela Mihai (University of Edinburgh).

14 March 2017: The Paper Will Be Blue (2006, Radu Muntean)

Introduced by Dr Claire Duncanson (University of Edinburgh) and Gisli Vogler (University of Edinburgh).

21 March 2017: Skin (2008, Anthony Fabian)

Introduced by Dr Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Maša Mrovlje (University of Edinburgh).

28 March 2017: Story of Women (1988, Claude Chabrol)

Introduced by Dr Christina Johnston (University of Stirling) and Dr Hugh McDonnell (University of Edinburgh).

Feb
25
Sat
Singing for all workshops: Songs from Scotland and beyond @ George Washington Browne Room
Feb 25 @ 10:30 am – 12:00 pm
Singing for all workshops: Songs from Scotland and beyond @ George Washington Browne Room | Scotland | United Kingdom

Come and try traditional songs from Scotland and traditions from around the world. Traditional songs are easy to learn and enjoy and provide great opportunities to try harmonies. This will be a friendly and inclusive singing session. You do not need to have any experience nor be able to read music as we will learn songs by ear (words provided). Ellie Logan is a community musician, song leader, and camper van traveller.

Based in Edinburgh she has experience of leading all sizes and shapes of singing groups and also working one to one with people on understanding their voice and how to get the best out of it. She currently runs SeaSang which is a women’s singing group which gives space for community choir members to try more challenging material, various Sing for Fun informal singing groups, community ukulele classes and provides voice, brass, ukulele, and recorder tuition for primary children through Edinburgh City Council.

Ellie also works for the Traditional Music Forum as membership and communications officer. Ellie Logan is a supporter of and occasional tutor with the Scots Music Group. Based in Edinburgh, they provide a wide range of opportunities to learn traditional music and sing. There is something for everyone.

Feb
28
Tue
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1
Feb 28 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1  | Scotland | United Kingdom

How are we to judge actions, inactions and rationalisations of people who find themselves in a murky grey zone of complicity with violence? What does ethics demand of us in dreadful, even impossible, situations? The film series explores cinematic depictions that bring the thorny issue of complicity to the fore, focusing on Nazi-occupied France, apartheid South Africa, Argentina’s Dirty War and Communist Romania. In selecting this international range of critically acclaimed films, we aim to provoke reflection on ambiguous aspects of violence and human rights abuses. A guiding premise of the event is that reckoning with such experiences is essential to learning from past atrocities and preventing future catastrophes. The films will be introduced by expert academics.

PLEASE NOTE YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR EACH FILM INDIVIDUALLY BY SELECTING THE SPECIFIC DATE.

PROGRAMME

7 March 2017: The Headless Woman (2008, Lucrecia Martel)

Introduced by Dr Charlotte Gleghorn (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Mihaela Mihai (University of Edinburgh).

14 March 2017: The Paper Will Be Blue (2006, Radu Muntean)

Introduced by Dr Claire Duncanson (University of Edinburgh) and Gisli Vogler (University of Edinburgh).

21 March 2017: Skin (2008, Anthony Fabian)

Introduced by Dr Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Maša Mrovlje (University of Edinburgh).

28 March 2017: Story of Women (1988, Claude Chabrol)

Introduced by Dr Christina Johnston (University of Stirling) and Dr Hugh McDonnell (University of Edinburgh).

Mar
7
Tue
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1
Mar 7 @ 5:00 pm – 7:00 pm
Complicity Film Series @ Cameo Cinema 1  | Scotland | United Kingdom

How are we to judge actions, inactions and rationalisations of people who find themselves in a murky grey zone of complicity with violence? What does ethics demand of us in dreadful, even impossible, situations? The film series explores cinematic depictions that bring the thorny issue of complicity to the fore, focusing on Nazi-occupied France, apartheid South Africa, Argentina’s Dirty War and Communist Romania. In selecting this international range of critically acclaimed films, we aim to provoke reflection on ambiguous aspects of violence and human rights abuses. A guiding premise of the event is that reckoning with such experiences is essential to learning from past atrocities and preventing future catastrophes. The films will be introduced by expert academics.

PLEASE NOTE YOU NEED TO REGISTER FOR EACH FILM INDIVIDUALLY BY SELECTING THE SPECIFIC DATE.

PROGRAMME

7 March 2017: The Headless Woman (2008, Lucrecia Martel)

Introduced by Dr Charlotte Gleghorn (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Mihaela Mihai (University of Edinburgh).

14 March 2017: The Paper Will Be Blue (2006, Radu Muntean)

Introduced by Dr Claire Duncanson (University of Edinburgh) and Gisli Vogler (University of Edinburgh).

21 March 2017: Skin (2008, Anthony Fabian)

Introduced by Dr Sarah-Jane Cooper-Knock (University of Edinburgh) and Dr Maša Mrovlje (University of Edinburgh).

28 March 2017: Story of Women (1988, Claude Chabrol)

Introduced by Dr Christina Johnston (University of Stirling) and Dr Hugh McDonnell (University of Edinburgh).

Mar
17
Fri
Brian Catling: The Erstwhile @ Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh
Mar 17 @ 6:30 pm – 8:00 pm
Brian Catling: The Erstwhile @ Blackwell's Bookshop Edinburgh | Scotland | United Kingdom

Blackwell’s Bookshop is extremely excited to welcome Brian Catling, who will be in store to chat about his forthcoming book The Erstwhile, the second in The Vorrh series.

Brian will be in conversation with literary critic and fellow writer Stuart Kelly.

About the Book

In London and Germany, strange beings are reanimating themselves. They are the Erstwhile, the angels that failed to protect the Tree of Knowledge, and their reawakening will have major consequences.

In Africa, the colonial town of Essenwald has fallen into disarray because the timber workforce has disappeared into the Vorrh. Now a team of specialists are dispatched to find them. Led by Ishmael, the former cyclops, they enter the forest, but the Vorrh will not give them back so easily.

To make matters worse, an ancient guardian of the forest has plans for Ishmael and his crew. Meanwhile a child of mixed race has been found abandoned in a remote cottage. Her origins are unknown, but she has powers beyond her own understanding. Conflict is coming, as the old and new, human and inhuman are set on a collision course.

Once again blending the real and the imagined, The Erstwhile brings historical figures such as William Blake and places such as the Bedlam Asylum, as well as ingenious creations such as The Kin (a family of robots) together to create unforgettable novel of births and burials, excavations and disappearances.

About the Author

Brian Catling RA is an English sculptor, poet, novelist, film maker and performance artist. He was educated at North East London Polytechnic and the Royal College of Art. He now holds the post of Professor of Fine Art at The Ruskin School of Drawing and Fine Art, Oxford and is a fellow of Linacre College.He has been exhibiting his work internationally since the 1970s. In 2001 he co founded the international performance collective WitW. He has published poetic works, including one compendium, A Court of Miracles, in 2009. His first prose book Bobby Awl was published in 2007. Currently he is writing novels and has just completed The Vorrh trilogy.

For more information or if you would like a signed copy because you can’t make it to the event, please contact Ellie Wixon on 0131 622 8229 or [email protected]

Oct
26
Thu
Ragged University: ‘Multilingualism As An Investment’ plus ‘The Philosophy of Daoism’ @ Cabaret Voltaire
Oct 26 @ 6:30 pm – 9:30 pm
Ragged University: 'Multilingualism As An Investment' plus 'The Philosophy of Daoism' @ Cabaret Voltaire | Scotland | United Kingdom

Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and the talks start from 7pm. Come along for a bite of food, a chance to learn about the philosophy of Daoism

 

Multilingualism; An Investment For A Better Society by Prof Antonella Sorace

Linguistics is the scientific study of language. Bilingualism/multilingualism is a research field focused on learning more than one language over the lifespan and its effects on brains and behavior. I am a professor of developmental linguistics at the University of Edinburgh. I’m the founding director of the research and information centre Bilingualism Matters, which makes research results available to different sectors of society and has 17 branches all over Europe and the US.

 

Then there is a break when we get the chance to eat something, have a drink and a chat.  Everyone is invited to bring an item of food to put on the table, and help take away the food at the end so that nothing goes to waste.

 

Daoism; How The World Works And How To Live In It by Jan Conway

Daoism is one of the oldest philosophies there is. It was written down in only five thousand Chinese characters by a respected teacher called Laozi (604-531 BCE) before he travelled to the West. Because the language it is written in is so ancient, scholars have made many different translations. There are a few books in English but they are rather difficult.I have been teaching Chinese culture for fifty years and trying to practise Daoism all that time. As the years have gone by I find it easier and easier to understand, and in recent years new discoveries in geology and astronomy hae confirmed everything that Laozi taught.

 

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