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Each year the University hosts a series of inaugural lectures given by newly appointed Professors or Chairs. The speakers give an illuminating overview of their contribution to their field.

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Each year the University hosts a series of inaugural lectures given by newly appointed Professors or Chairs. The speakers give an illuminating overview of their contribution to their field.

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    Professor Rowena Arshad OBE - Scotland: The challenge of realising inclusive education when it comes to 'race'

    Professor Rowena Arshad OBE - Scotland: The challenge of realising inclusive education when it comes to 'race'

    Professor Rowena Arshad OBE
    Chair in Multicultural and Anti-Racist Education and Head of The Moray House School of Education

    Recorded at Moray House 18th September 2018

    • 1 hr 7 min
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    Prof. Sharon Abrahams - Mind Matters in Motor Neurone Disease

    Prof. Sharon Abrahams - Mind Matters in Motor Neurone Disease

    Professor Sharon Abrahams, Personal Chair in Neuropsychology, delivers her inaugural lecture entitled Mind Matters in Motor Neurone Disease.

    In this lecture, Prof. Abrahams discusses her work with people living with a degenerative disease and in particular motor neurone disease.

    This disease was commonly thought to affect the system controlling movement exclusively, but Prof. Abrahams' work has contributed to demonstrating that the mind matters in motor neurone disease and that a large number of people will experience changes in cognition and behaviour in addition to progressive physical disability.

    Recorded on 28 October 2015 at the University of Edinburgh's 50 George Square.

    • 1 hr 9 min
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    Prof. Andrew Morris - Medicine in the Information Age

    Prof. Andrew Morris - Medicine in the Information Age

    Professor Andrew Morris, Chair of Medicine, delivers his inaugural lecture entitled, Medicine in the Information Age.

    Recorded on 22 June 2015 at the University of Edinburgh's Chancellor's Building.

    • 54 min
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    Prof. Martin Chick - The Times They Are A-Changin': Time, Economics and a Political Economy of Britain since 1945

    Prof. Martin Chick - The Times They Are A-Changin': Time, Economics and a Political Economy of Britain since 1945

    Professor Martin Chick, Chair of Economic History, delivers his inaugural lecture entitled, "The Times They Are A-Changin': Time, Economics and a Political Economy of Britain since 1945".

    This lecture considers the changing use made of the concept of time in economics and economic policy-making in Britain since 1945.

    Recorded on 5 May 2015 at the University of Edinburgh's Medical School.

    • 1 hr 11 min
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    Prof. Paolo Quattrone - Accounting, Governance and Social Innovation: Establishing the Links

    Prof. Paolo Quattrone - Accounting, Governance and Social Innovation: Establishing the Links

    Professor Paolo Quattrone, Chair in Accounting Governance & Social Innovation, delivers his inaugural lecture entitled, "Accounting, Governance and Social Innovation: Establishing the Links"

    In this lecture, Professor Quattrone will present the idea that accounting creates specific forms of 'socie-ties', where the ties amongst members of a community are represented in economic terms and ruled accordingly. It will also suggest that only by re-thinking these ties that new forms of governing social and economic relationships can become forms of social innovation.

    Recorded on 15 April 2015 at the University of Edinburgh's Business School Auditorium.

    • 58 min
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    Prof. Mark Dorrian - What's Interesting? On the Ascendency of an Evaluative Term

    Prof. Mark Dorrian - What's Interesting? On the Ascendency of an Evaluative Term

    Professor Mark Dorrian, Forbes Chair in Architecture, delivers his inaugural lecture, entitled What's Interesting? On the Ascendency of an Evaluative Term.

    This lecture will consider the rise of 'interesting' as a critical category, and examine the sort of judgement-in-suspension that it seems to enact, addressing what kinds of issues might be at stake in it, and what it means in relation to our broader cultural expectations of architecture.

    Recorded on 1 April 2015, at the University of Edinburgh's Edinburgh College of Art Main Lecture Theatre.

    • 38 min

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