Lunchtime Talks

Programme 2018/2019


We are pleased to announce the programme for this year’s Lunchtime Talks.

Q700 – Education – a Scottish success story

As the 3Ls Students’ Association enters its 30th Anniversary year, this talk will reflect on and celebrate the past three decades of Education in Scotland and speculate about its prospects for future success.  Drawing on evidence and personal experiences from the Scottish education system as well as from other countries, key factors will be examined such as the status of the teaching profession, economic and social conditions, the power of collaborative approaches and and input of communities, which might positively influence the future of Scotland as a “Learning Society”.

Emeritus Professor Donald Christie, former Head of the School of Education, University of Strathclyde, and Honorary Patron of the 3Ls Students’ Association

Thursday 25 October 2018

Q701 – People Make Archives – exploring the HarperCollins Archive

The HarperCollins business spans the globe and is made up of many parts, each with its own singular history.  When the company reflected on theses histories and brought them together as one coherent story for their 200th anniversary, what was clear was that it was people who have shaped their business history and how this is represented in the company’s archive.  In this talk, Dawn Sinclair will discuss the people who made the history and the benefits it brings to HarperCollins.

Dawn Sinclair, MA, MSc Archivist with HarperCollins Publishers

Monday 19 November 2018

Q702 – Gilbert & Sullivan – From Page to Stage

Acknowledged G & S expert, Walter Paul, who was more or less weaned on the operas and productions of the Gilbert and Sullivan operas from a very early age, gives an insight on how one goes about mounting a major stage production of the Savoy Operas onstage, with telling comments on casting, scenery, costumes, actual production, and the unique and lasting legacy of Sirs W.S. Gilbert and Arthur Sullivan.

Walter Paul, Walter Paul Productions

Wednesday 13 February 2019

Q703 – Learning to Live Well:  a philosophical approach to living

The phrase, “the unexamined life is not worth living” is oft-repeated.  We aspire to “the good life” but too often take little time to consider what the good life might be or why thinking about this might be important.  And what about children?  They don’t need to reflect on their lives.  Or do they?  This talk explores why Philosophy with Children could support children’s (and adult’s) participation in society.  I will propose that being well and living well are central to the good life and that this is facilitated through philosophical dialogue; that in doing philosophy one learns how to live well.

Dr. Claire Cassidy, BEd, MPhil, PhD – Senior Lecturer, School of Education, University of Stratchclyde

Monday 11 March 2019

All talks take place in the Insight Institute, Collins Building, University of Strathclyde,
22 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ  and run from 12.30 – 1.30pm.

FREE to 3Ls members, £2 for non-members.

Advanced booking required.  Call 0141 548 2116 or book online at MyCLL.