Each year our Saturday Series focusses on a social issue that affects not only the University community and the wider city but the country as a whole. This year we will feature the work and research of some of our academics and all events will be in the form of panel discussions. Each event will take place in the Dalhousie Building at 6pm and are followed by a drinks reception.
Please note that this series has currently been postponed due to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and we aim to reschedule each of the events at a later date.
The Climate Emergency: Local Responses to a Global Menace
14 March 2020
Experts from different areas across the University of Dundee will discuss their work in relation to the Climate Emergency and look at what communities from the university and across the city, as well as individuals, can do to address this.
9 May 2020
Ageing is a complex process with socio-economic, genetic and environmental drivers. In a society where life expectancy is ever-increasing, what impact does an ageing population have on the health and wellbeing of individuals, groups, communities and societies?
25 April 2020
This debate will look at how dentistry can act as a driver for social justice and inclusion. Experts in oral health and criminal justice will talk about their experiences in this area and look at what we can do to ensure people become included in the communities and society in which they live.
9 February Douglas Alexander - Tackling Global Poverty
9 March Diana Nammi - Building a Sustainable Future Free from Violence
13 April Jo Ruxton - A Plastic Ocean
10 March Panel discussion - Our Mortal Remains
24 March Louise MacDonald OBE - Building the Boat: Designing our communities with young people
14 April Anuja Dhir QC - Against All Odds
19 May Jonny Benjamin OBE & Neil Laybourn - The Journey to Hope and Recovery
26 May Lauren Currie OBE - Why it's time to be #upfront and share our power