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Jan
19
Thu
Irish Consul: Impact of Brexit on Ireland and British-Irish Relations by Dr Mark Hanniffy @ The University of Edinburgh, Conference Room
Jan 19 @ 5:00 pm – 6:00 pm
Irish Consul: Impact of Brexit on Ireland and British-Irish Relations by Dr Mark Hanniffy @ The University of Edinburgh, Conference Room | Scotland | United Kingdom

The Edinburgh University European Union Society is pleased to invite you to its upcoming event:

Brexit: Its Impact on Ireland and British-Irish Relations

Dr Mark Hanniffy

Consul General of Ireland
in Edinburgh

Doors open from 5pm
Event begins at 5.30pm

Nearly seventh months on from the EU referendum, Irish Consul General in Edinburgh Dr Mark Hanniffy will offer his perspective on the implications of Brexit for Ireland and British-Irish relations. Prof Christine Bell (The University of Edinburgh) will respond following the Consul General’s remarks.

Prof Christine Bell FBA | Discussant
Professor of Constitutional Law
Assistant Principal (Global Justice)
The University of Edinburgh

Anthony Salamone | Chair
European Union Society President
PhD Candidate in British and European Politics
The University of Edinburgh

ABOUT THE SPEAKER AND DISCUSSANT

Dr Mark Hanniffy took up the post of Consul General of Ireland in Edinburgh in May 2016. Before moving to Scotland, he was Deputy Director of the Policy Planning Unit at the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade in Dublin, having joined the Irish Diplomatic Service in 2007. Among other assignments, he served in Ireland’s Permanent Mission to the United Nations in Geneva and on secondment as a Policy Advisor to the Houses of the Oireachtas.

Prof Christine Bell FBA is Professor of Constitutional Law, Co-Director of the Global Justice Academy and Assistant Principal (Global Justice) at the University of Edinburgh. Her research interests include constitutional and international law, gender and conflict, and legal theory.

This event is free. Registration in advance required. All are welcome

Contact address for queries: [email protected]

Jan
24
Tue
Edinburgh Brexit Roundtable @ Chiene + Tait LLP
Jan 24 @ 3:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Edinburgh Brexit Roundtable @ Chiene + Tait LLP   | Scotland | United Kingdom

Ukie’s nationwide Brexit roundtables

Over the next three months Ukie is touring the country with its Brexit Roundtables. We want to hear from game businesses about their post-referendum concerns and examine opportunities for providing more support for the sector.

Come along to one of our Brexit Roundtables to:

  • Shape the games industry’s position to government on key areas such as access to talent, international trade, video games tax relief, the free flow of data and funding.
  • Hear the latest expert thinking around the key areas affecting games businesses in the UK
  • Develop new ideas that could re-think policy to better support the games sector and increase growth
  • Help provide evidence and case studies to present to government on key issues

This roundtable is designed for games developers and publishers.

Feb
16
Thu
Scotland’s Environment after Brexit @ EUSA – Debating Hall Teviot Row House
Feb 16 @ 5:00 pm – 6:30 pm
Scotland's Environment after Brexit @ EUSA – Debating Hall  Teviot Row House  | Scotland | United Kingdom

The Edinburgh University European Union Society is pleased to invite you to its forthcoming event:

Scotland’s Environment after Brexit

Sustain.ED Festival 2017 Event

Doors open from 4.30pm
Event begins at 5pm

Introduction by Martine Bisenius
European Union Society Committee Member

PANEL

Dr Annalisa Savaresi
Lecturer in Environmental Law · The University of Stirling

Dr Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann
Lecturer in EU Environmental Law · The University of Strathclyde

Anthony Salamone | Chair
European Union Society President

Further speakers TBC

Questions for the panel can be submitted in advance by email to [email protected]

BACKGROUND

The future of the natural environment is likely to play a prominent part in the Brexit debate. This is particularly the case for Scotland, as most environment powers are devolved, but much of its environmental regulation is framed around or underpinned by EU law. Important decisions will have to be made on how Scotland’s environment is regulated and protected in the future – and it’s unclear when, how or who by those decisions will be made. This event will explore these challenges and encourage public discussion of them.

ABOUT THE SPEAKERS

Dr Annalisa Savaresi is Lecturer in Environmental Law at the University of Stirling. Her research focuses on climate change, biodiversity, forestry, environmental liability, renewable energy and the interplay between environmental and human rights law. She has also acted as a consultant on environmental issues for numerous think tanks and international organisations.

Dr Antonio Cardesa-Salzmann is Lecturer in EU Environmental Law at the University of Strathclyde. His work explores global environmental justice and sustainability using critical, socio-legal approaches. His research interests include environmental law theory (including global constitutionalism, pluralism and post-colonialism), EU environmental law and human rights and the environment.

This event is free. Registration in advance required. All are welcome

Contact address for queries: [email protected]

Feb
22
Wed
Circular Economy: Managing Resources Responsibly @ Out of the Blue Drillhall
Feb 22 @ 1:30 pm – 4:30 pm
Circular Economy: Managing Resources Responsibly @   Out of the Blue Drillhall | Scotland | United Kingdom

Scotland aspires to being a Circular Economy Nation – what does this mean for our economy, our civil society and citizens? How can we contribute? What impact might this approach have in reducing carbon emissions? What initiatives are leading the way?

The following speakers will set the scene followed by an opportunity for participants to set the agenda / explore ways forward.

  • Sophie Unwin, Remade in Edinburgh
  • Ylva Haglund, Zero Waste Scotland
  • Mike Turner / Fran Hutchinson, Swap & Reuse Hub (SHRUB) Co-operative.

Book online at https://te-22feb.eventbrite.co.uk

Please Like and Share on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/events/257172458011353

Mar
28
Tue
A Pop-Up Mediation Evening – Brexit: A Constitutional Crisis? @ Grassmarket Community Project
Mar 28 @ 6:00 pm – 9:30 pm
A Pop-Up Mediation Evening - Brexit: A Constitutional Crisis? @ Grassmarket Community Project | Scotland | United Kingdom

The UK and Scottish Governments – and other devolved administrations – seem to be at loggerheads over how to deal with Brexit – how might a mediation approach deal with the problem?

During the Referendum on possible Scottish Independence, Collaborative Scotland and Core Solutions hosted a number of events to illustrate how a different approach could be taken to discussing difficult constitutional problems. These events were a success in opening up new possibilities, not just in process terms but in outcomes.

In this event, we will invite participants to work in groups and play roles for one of the many stakeholders: the Scottish Government, the UK Government, the Welsh administration, the Northern Ireland government, the Republic of Ireland, the EU, the USA, regions of England, Orkney and Shetland, other European nations – and perhaps others.

Facilitated by Core mediators, John Sturrock and Charlie Woods, with commentary from Oliver Escobar of co-sponsors, the School of Social and Political Science at the University of Edinburgh, we will mix discussion and learning on the process with interactive simulation.

Mar
20
Tue
Demonstration: March for Europe – Democracy on Brexit @ Costa
Mar 20 @ 1:00 pm – 5:00 pm
Demonstration: March for Europe - Democracy on Brexit @ Costa

Meet in Costa Coffee on South Bridge from 1:00pm

Then go to Radisson Blu on the High Street for 2:00pm to join the demo and walk to the Scottish Parliament

2:00 PM – 5:00 PM GMT
EVENTBRITE
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/march-for-europe-democracy-on-brexit-tickets-41973213010

On 24 March, Young European Movement Edinburgh and the European Movement in Scotland invite you to gather to show the media, the government, and those who tell us to “get over it” that Brexit is not wanted and we will not be silenced. We are and always will be European. Come lend your support for a vision of a Europe future – we can still have it. Let’s Stop Brexit.

The last year and a half have been in complete shambles. Whatever way you voted in the referendum, this is not what was wanted. The government is ignoring the voices of those (now the majority) who are vehemently opposed to leaving the EU. 2016 was the year of the vote. 2017 was the year of stitching up the wound. 2018 will not be the year of passively accepting what the Minority Government has decided.

There is no good Brexit. We are already feeling the Brexit squeeze, and Britain is becoming less ‘Great’ by the day. Brexit has brought out the nasty side in our neighbours and is already making us poorer, more divided and neglectful of the underlying problems of our society. Many things we have so long taken for granted are now under threat because of Brexit and it’s time to call it off and go back to normal.

We need to show up and explicitly demonstrate that the anti-Brexit and pro-European sentiment is still strong in Scotland. This is our future at stake. This issue is far too big to be ignored or neglected. We need to do everything possible to show that we still care, and we are still here – protesting and ready to vote.

The march will take place in central Edinburgh at 14:00, from the Radisson Blue to the Scottish Parliament. There will be speeches and music, so come join us if you do not want to just sit there while the government is taking opportunities and freedoms away from you and your children.

Our Speakers:
Tanja Bueltmann – Anti-Brexit Campaigner
Madeleina Kay – EU Supergirl
Mike Galsworthy – Scientists For EU
Joanna Cherry – QC MP, SNP
Struan Stevenson – Former MEP, Conservative
Jack Caldwell – Scottish Young Liberals
Patrick Harvie – MSP, Green
Catherine Stihler – MEP, Labour
Sing For Europe Choir

Follow the Facebook Event for details. No obligation but if you can please RSVP on Facebook or Eventbrite to help us keep track of numbers. And share this event with all your friends!

Jun
14
Thu
Ragged University: Lunch in the Talbot Rice Gallery; James Clegg Talks About ‘Trading Zone’ @ Talbot Rice Gallery
Jun 14 @ 11:00 am – 1:00 pm
Ragged University: Lunch in the Talbot Rice Gallery; James Clegg Talks About ‘Trading Zone’ @  Talbot Rice Gallery  | Scotland | United Kingdom

Come along to the Talbot Rice Gallery (The University of Edinburgh, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL) on 30th April 2018 from 11 am – 1pm for a leisurely lunch kindly provided by the Talbot Rice Gallery and a talk by James Clegg…

 

Lunch in the Talbot Rice Gallery; James Clegg Talks About ‘Trading Zone’

Trading Zone is a group exhibition that stems from a desire to explore the diversity of student practice taking place across the University of Edinburgh. Led by a process of discovery, it evolved through an engagement with the work of over 300 students, including those from disciplines as seemingly far apart as Archaeology, Business, Design and Music.

The resulting exhibition includes a fabulous array of different artworks, including virtual data-landscapes retrieved from the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina, mushroom built Gothic spires and explorations of the earth-born cracks and tangles of our language systems. Featuring students of Architecture, Art, Contemporary Art Practice, Fine Art, History of Art, Creative Writing, Digital Composition and Performance, Music, Creative Music Practice, Design, Design Informatics and Intermedia.

 

The talk will cover

Talbot Rice Gallery’s current student exhibition Trading Zone.
The importance of contemporary artists using every technology and material available to them in order to engage with the diversity of our world.
The importance of interdisciplinary learning and discovery.
The themes of some of the works in the exhibition including: The intelligence of organic cultures, the history of the Gallery’s architectural space, post-apocalyptic LIDAR images and the embodied evolution of design ideas.

 

 

 

Lunch will kindly be provided by the Talbot Rice Gallery as arranged by James…

Sep
12
Thu
Ragged University: ‘Freedom in the Fridge’ – plus – ‘Butterfly Kisses from the Hunchback’ @ The Castle Hotel
Sep 12 @ 7:00 pm – 10:00 pm
Ragged University: 'Freedom in the Fridge' - plus - 'Butterfly Kisses from the Hunchback' @ The Castle Hotel | England | United Kingdom

Come along at 7pm to The Castle Hotel (66 Oldham St, Manchester, M4 1LE) for two talks, relaxed company and a chance to discover something new.  Free event and all are welcome; put yer feet up yar at yer aunties..

 

Freedom in the Fridge by Sara Louise Dobson

Freedom in the Fridge is the notion of an individual’s freedom being right there in front of them, much like every day when opening the fridge door trying to find the one thing you need in that moment but unable able to see or feel it until someone or something else points it out.

It takes the audience through a journey from relying on landlords and energy suppliers, to owning your own home, developing new skills and learning to live a life on water. It talks through the trials and tribulations, the highs and lows (there are many of each!) and how I dealt with it all. Prepare for a water-based education, filled with love, laughter and the occasional tears…

CLICK HERE for more information

 

– Some food will be provided and everyone is invited to bring an item to put on the table and take something away at the end so that nothing goes to waste.  Bring what you enjoy –

 

 

Butterfly Kisses from the Hunchback (whilst driving on the M6) by Craig Hammond

In one sense, this is a talk about boredom; routine, confinement and disappointment; on reaching a goal and forgetting the purpose for striving. But this is also a talk about hope; about memory, music, and the potential for rediscovery and transformation. Utilising Bloch’s concept of the Trace, Augé’s reflections on travel, and Benjamin’s poignant ruminations on the Hunchback, this talk will be an autobiographical exposition of a journey towards continued (and continual) transformation.

CLICK HERE for more information