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CARNIVAL at the Fringe: A play by Catherine O'Shea MYAS

August 8 & 9, 7:30 pm @ Top floor boardroom, Evolution House (near Grassmarket). free, unticketed

78 West Port, Edinburgh EH1 2LE

British Playwright and YAS MemberCatherine O’ Shea’s newest play CARNIVAL will receive a series work in progress showcase in Edinburgh this  August.

“I want to tell her that I had to leave everything behind too. My home, my city.”

This one-woman play, CARNIVAL, follows a multi-generational group of students from across the globe who come together for an adult education class in Central London. The play follows the women from their first day of class to their final celebration. A lot can happen over the course of a year. They share a common struggle overcoming many barriers to their education, but one student must risk everything. An undeniable bond forms between this teacher and student.

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YAS member to speak at Glasgow Science Festival Zika virus panel

B - Zika Virus: Present, Past and Future

Sir Charles Wilson Building
15th June
18:30-19:30, followed by a Reception from 19:30-20:00
16+
Tickets Free

 

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Science and Higher Education is a discussion taking place as part of the series of events the RSE is taking forward with the British Academy to help enlighten the Constitutional Debate in advance of the independence referendum. This public discussion seminar will address the possible impacts of constitutional change upon Science and Higher education.

This seminar will examine the possible affects of Scottish independence upon the ability and ease with which students are able to cross the border to take up Higher Education opportunities, and how this might affect the accessibility of Higher Education for those in the UK and those in Scotland. The seminar will also look at Research Funding, particularly funding for research in the sciences, and will ask how UK Research Councils will decide to allocate funding in the event of Scotland leaving the UK.

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The Mason Institute in association with the Wellcome Trust have invited YAS members to attend two complimentary events in August 2013:

Assisted Dying: what are the issues and options for Scotland?

The Mason Institute at the University of Edinburgh presents a public debate on assisted suicide. You are invited to join Patrick Harvey MSP, Professor Graeme Laurie (Professor of Medical Jurisprudence at the University of Edinburgh), Dr Calum McKellar (Scottish Council for Human Bioethics) and Lawrence Illsley (Sparkle and Dark) in a public debate, chaired by broadcaster Sheena McDonald, about assisted dying in Scotland.

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Young Academy news as it appeared in the June Fellows' e-Bulletin:

Members of the Young Academy were hosted by Glasgow Caledonian University for their latest plenary on 18 June. Professor Pamela Gillies, Principal and Pro Vice Chancellor, welcomed members with encouraging words: “you are the voices now; you are the drivers of change”. The productive day was rounded out by a lively discussion on health inequalities with a panel of esteemed guests, chaired by Dr Karen Lorimer (Chair of the YAS Health and Wellbeing Working Group).

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