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The Soul of a Nation

“Nations and peoples are largely the stories they feed themselves. If they tell themselves stories that are lies, they will… More

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The Soul of a Nation

Dr. Hamish Thompson August 24, 2018

“Nations and peoples are largely the stories they feed themselves. If they tell themselves stories that are lies, they will suffer the future consequences of those lies. If they tell themselves stories that face their own truths, they will free their… More

Just Keep Swimming

Dr. Hamish Thompson March 9, 2018

“How different things are in the sea, in which every inch of my skin tingles and thrills, where I am tossed and buffeted, taken to new places – out of the comfort zone, as the pedagogical jargon has it, into the learning zone, touching on the margins… More

The Brilliant & Forever - Kevin MacNeil

Emma Simpson October 14, 2016

As part of our lecture series, award-winning author Kevin MacNeil joined us at the Arcadia Edinburgh Center to talk about his recent novel, The Brilliant & Forever. The book follows a small Hebridean island’s annual literary festival, The Brilliant &… More

Online Lecture Series, Featuring Author Kirsty Gunn

John Bennett March 27, 2015

I am delighted to announce an Edinburgh Center online lecture and live streaming event, featuring Author Kirsty Gunn. She is visiting the Edinburgh Center to discuss her novel The Big Music, and will give a reading on Monday 30 March. Monday 30 March… More

IRN-BRU | Edinburgh Center Lecture Series

Dr. Hamish Thompson November 12, 2014

The Edinburgh Center Lecture Series and online webcast continues on 2 October, with Martin Steele (Senior Brand Manager) of Barrs soft drinks : the maker of Scotland's truly iconic non-alcoholic fizzy drink IRN BRU. This talk will be of particular interest… More

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