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Feb
11
Sat
Spotlight on Iran! Dr Friederike Voigt traces the history of the Iranian collections of National Museums Scotland @ Seminar Room (Learning Centre Level 4), National Museum of Scotland,
Feb 11 @ 2:30 pm – 4:00 pm
Spotlight on Iran! Dr Friederike Voigt traces the history of the Iranian collections of National Museums Scotland @ Seminar Room (Learning Centre Level 4), National Museum of Scotland, | Scotland | United Kingdom

Senior curator  Dr Friederike Voigt traces the history of the Iranian collections of National Museums Scotland, from their beginnings in the 19th century. She will focus on the role of Scottish engineer and diplomat, Sir Robert Murdoch Smith, in building up the collections, and explore how ideas surrounding their development, research and display have changed. The talk will be complemented by a show and tell with a selection of objects from our collections.

Please click here to visit the museum’s website for further details.

Spotlight on Iran! 
Date: Friday 10th Feb 2017
Time: 14:30 – 16:00
Venue: The National Museum of Scotland, Chambers St, EH1 1JF, Seminar Room ( Learning Centre Level 4)
Entry: FREE Admission (Ticketed)
Box Office: call the museum on +44(0)300 123 6789 for booking)

Sep
27
Thu
Resilience to Succeed; A highly Interactive Approach to Restoring, Recovering and Overcoming by Leon Paterson @ Cabaret Voltaire
Sep 27 @ 6:30 pm – 7:30 pm
Resilience to Succeed; A highly Interactive Approach to Restoring, Recovering and Overcoming by Leon Paterson @ Cabaret Voltaire

Come along to Cabaret Voltaire (36-38 Blair St, Edinburgh, EH1 1QR), doors open at 6.30pm and the talk starts from 7pm. Come along for a bite of food, a chance to socialise and get involved in a discussion on psychology and behaviour modelling…

 

 

Resilience to succeed – A highly interactive approach to restoring, recovering and overcoming by Leon Paterson

How do people deal with difficult events that change their lives? The loss of a job, illness, relationship breakup and other traumatic events: these are all examples of very challenging life experiences. Many people react to such circumstances with a flood of strong emotions and sense of uncertainty.

Yet people generally adapt well over time to life-changing situations and stressful conditions. What enables them to do so? It involves resilience, an ongoing process that requires action and not reaction. It involves responding to life’s challenges and actively resisting against adversity.

Research has shown that people commonly demonstrate resilience in everyday situations. However more often than not it’s not something they’ve consciously learned. But has been a natural process they’ve picked up though their development.

The good news is resilience is a skill that can be improved and developed. And in this highly interactive practical introduction. You will quickly begin learning new skills in how to recover from any situation.