Pride Month! Lecture from the archives. . .

Dr. Hamish Thompson June 9, 2021

This is a fascinating lecture from our speaker archives that we hosted in the Edinburgh Center in Fall 2012 two years before a Scottish independence referendum was run in 2014.  Scotland eventually voted 'no' on Scottish independence at the 2014 referendum… More

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

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