The University of Edinburgh - The Enlightenment Series
The University of Edinburgh - The Enlightenment Series
http://www.ed.ac.uk/explore/av/enlightenment2006/

We invite you to join us as global leaders in politics, philosophy, science and economics discuss their views and outlook. In partnership with ScottishPower, the University of Edinburgh is playing host to a series of speakers who will seek to examine aspects of the Enlightenment's legacy in the context of our own fraught and hectic times.


Professor Tom Devine - The Global Scot: Emigration, Empire and Impact
Posted: November 2008

Join Tom Devine and panel for a public discussion to celebrate the launch of the Scottish Centre for Diaspora Studies.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.


Prof Bill Miller and Dr Tam Dalyell - The Death of Unionism? Nationalism and ...
Posted: November 2008

Only in the second half of the twentieth century did Scottish nationalism become a major political force. This lecture will focus on that period, examine the development and impact of Nationalism in Scotland and consider the likely implications for the future of the Union.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.


Professor Tom Devine - Union and Empire: Good for Scotland?
Posted: November 2008

The old adage that England ruled the greatest empire the world has ever seen but the Scots actually ran it has been generally confirmed by recent research and publication.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.


Doctor Walter Willett - The Optimal Diet for 21st Century Living
Posted: June 2008

For the last 20 years the focus of nutritional advice has been to reduce total fat intake and consume large amounts of carbohydrate. However, this advice is inconsistent with many lines of evidence indicating that unsaturated fats have beneficial metabolic effects and reduce risk of coronary heart disease.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.


Professor Steven Pinker - The Stuff of Thought: Language as a Window into Hum...
Posted: June 2008

Language is the main channel in which human beings share the contents of their consciousness. It offers a window into human nature, revealing the hidden workings of our thoughts, our emotions, and our social relationships.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.


Professor Tom Devine - A Puzzle from the Past: Why the Scottish Enlightenment...
Posted: October 2006

A Puzzle from the Past: Why the Scottish Enlightenment Happened. A lecture by Professor Tom Devine, the Sir William Fraser Chair of Scottish History and Palaeography.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.


Mr Hugh Cheape - A Neo-baroque Strain in Scottish Folk Music
Posted: October 2006

A Neo-baroque Strain in Scottish Folk Music. A discussion seminar with Mr Hugh Cheape, Curator of the Museum of Scotland.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.


Irene Khan - The War on Terror, A War on Liberty?
Posted: February 2006

The War on Terror - A War on Liberty? A lecture by Irene Khan, Secretary General of Amnesty International.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.


Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones - Handel In The Orient
Posted: August 2006

Handel In The Orient. A discussion seminar with Dr Lloyd Llewellyn-Jones.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.


Dr Stana Nenadic - The Performance of Sociability in the Age of Enlightenment...
Posted: August 2006

The Performance of Sociability. A discussion seminar with Dr Stana Nenadic.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.


Dr Adam Fox - 18th Century Street Theatre: Bedlamites and Buffoons
Posted: August 2006

18th Century Street Theatre: Bedlamites and Buffoons. A discussion seminar with Dr Adam Fox.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.


Prof Joseph Stiglitz - Globalisation and the 21st Century Enlightenment
Posted: September 2006

Globalisation and the 21st Century Enlightenment a lecture by Prof Joseph Stiglitz.

An audio podcast in MP3 format.

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