City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

City Guide to Edinburgh, Scotland

Edinburgh lectures & talks


Willdlife of the Falkland Islands:An Illustrated talk by Alastair Lavery

Alastair has visited the Falkland Islands on three occasions, studying the spiders that live there.

Edinburgh Lectures: “Edinburgh – then and now: A modern Athens?”, Nicholas Phillipson

Historian James Robertson looks at how Edinburgh earned its reputation as "City of Enlightenment" and "Athens of the North" and in what ways the meaning of this title has evolve

Edinburgh Lectures: “The Next Economy”, Professor Bruce J. Katz

The Great Recession has been a wakeup call.

Edinburgh Lectures: “What are British Cities good at? Does it matter?”, Greg Clark

British Cities are often described as lacking the crucial powers required to achieve self-determination and to break free from path dependent cycles of decline or under-achievement.

Edinburgh Lectures: “Creative Cities”, Rick Mather

Rick Mather founded Rick Mather Architects in 1973 will envision how architecture can combine with culture and creativity in re-visioning urban spaces.

Edinburgh Lectures: “The City in Scottish Literature”, James Robertson

Cities occupy an uncertain and sometimes unloved space in much of the Scottish literary canon.

Edinburgh Lectures: “Designing the State”, Deyan Sudjic OBE

Every political system makes use of design and architecture to establish its values, and its beliefs.

Edinburgh Lectures: “Shining the spotlight on Scotland’s creative cities”, Andrew Dixon

Andrew Dixon is CEO of Creative Scotland, the new national leader for the arts, screen and creative industries.

Edinburgh Lectures: “The Urban Bioregion”, Alberto Magnaghi

This Edinburgh lecture is part of the three-day Rethinking the City Event which aims to emulate the issue-based international meetings held by Patrick Geddes and colleagues 100 years ago.