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All That Jazz: Improvising Ethics Today Stanley Nisbet Educational Colloquium Lecture Date: Wednesday, April 17 2013 Time: 6pm Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building – Lecture Theatre, University of Glasgow – 1 University Avenue Category: Public lectures Speaker: Dr Richard Holloway, Writer and Broadcaster Light refreshments will be served at 5.30 pm before the Lecture. RSVP Eleanor Macleod, School of Education St Andrew’s Building, 11 Eldon Street Glasgow G3 6NH Direct Line: 0141 330 3001 Fax: 0141 330 3499 Email: Dr Richard Holloway Richard Holloway is a writer and broadcaster. He is the author of more than twenty books, including Godless Morality, Doubts & Loves, Looking in the Distance and Between the Monster and the Saint: Reflections on the Human Condition. His latest book, Leaving Alexandria: A Memoir of Faith and Doubt, was published by Canongate in March 2012. He was Bishop of Edinburgh and Primus of the Scottish Episcopal Church till he stood down in 2000. He was Gresham Professor of Divinity in the City of London 1997-2001. He was a member of the Human Fertilisation and Embryology Authority from its inception in 1990 till 1997, and chaired its ethics committee. He was on the BMA’s steering group on Ethics and Genetics 1995-19998. He was a member of the Broadcasting Standards Commission from 2000-2003. He was Chairman of the Scottish Arts Council 2005-2010. He is a Fellow of the Royal Society of Edinburgh, and received its Gold Meal in 2008. He is the Chairman of Sistema Scotland, the charity that has brought the Venezuelan youth orchestra system to Scotland. A frequent broadcaster, he has presented a number of television series, including Holloway’s Road, The Sword and the Cross and Art and Soul. He regularly presents Sunday Morning with Richard Holloway for BBC Radio Scotland.


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New Session – Committee information

AGM 29/5/12 St. Andrew’s Building University of Glasgow Further details will be posted in due course but thanks to all who attended the AGM on Tuesday 29/5/12 and thanks for those who submitted apologies.   Apologies: Joe McDowell Christine Wicklow … Continue reading

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AGM 2012

The AGM will take place on 29th May, 2012.  Margaret has booked a room in St. Andrew’s Building from 5.30 – 6.30 p.m.  She shall confirm the room number nearer the time. She has perepared paperwork attaching an Agenda and also the Minutes of last … Continue reading

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Michael Wood 19th April 2012

Thursday 19th April 2012 – Michael Wood, Director of Education,Dundee City Council   Michael Wood took up the post of Director of Education in Dundee in July 2011. He started his teaching career over 30 years ago as a primary … Continue reading

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Recent message from Tom FitzPatrick

John I have not been back to the Educational Colloquium since the occasion on which I met you there. Now I find i have received your email address and would like to renew the contact by this means, if you … Continue reading

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Message from Jean Carwood-Edwards – re’ Rev’d Dr. Bill Hannah

Dear All  I am aware that some of you know my dear friend Bill Hannah who attended the colloquium in the past and also a few times more recently. I am so sad to tell you that Bill died on … Continue reading

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2012 – A Happpy and prosperous one to you all

  2012 – A Happy and prosperous one to you all We are now 12 years into the 21st Century so , hopefully, we won’t see the expression appear too much in the lliterature. However – this is just a personal gripe. … Continue reading

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The Nisbet Lecture 29.11.11

The Nisbet Lecture 29.11.11 By all accounts (so far) this was a great success which, combined with the dinner and the Graham Short presentation last month, has seen the Colloquium get off to a great start. Thanks to all who helped … Continue reading

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“Experience matters for nothing when they make the rules up as they go along.”

 Tonight I’ve been watching a film called ” The Consipator” a ‘based-on-fact’ account of the trial and execution of those responsible for the assassination of Abraham Lincoln. Very good indeed! At: [Last accessed 01:15. 30/10/11] You must now watch … Continue reading

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Summary of Contributions

Might it be an idea  to invite speakers to leave summary notes of their contributions. These can be developed and placed on the blog for discussion after the event. As well as allowing on-going discussion and debate, this would provide … Continue reading

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