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  • Health Benefits of Drinking Moderately: Too Good to be True?

    Health Benefits of Drinking Moderately: Too Good to be True?

    April 17, 2024

    Wed, 17 Apr 2024 6:00pm - 7:00pm
    Royal College of Physicians, Edinburgh (also Online)

    Join us at the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh (RCPE) (and online) for an evening public lecture organised by Scottish Health Action on Alcohol Problems (SHAAP) and the Institute of Alcohol Studies (IAS), in collaboration with the RCPE.

    Professor Tim Stockwell will discuss the evidence on the belief that drinking small amounts of alcohol can be good for you.

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  • Forward Trust Enterprise Services' Business Bootcamp24 April 2024, 2pm Online

    Forward Trust Enterprise Services' Business Bootcamp24 April 2024, 2pm Online

    April 24, 2024

    24 April 2024, 2:00pm

    In collaboration with The Financial Times, Enterprise Services will be holding a one-off information session at 2pm on 24th April 2024 via Microsoft Teams.

    Candidates will get an overview of the bootcamp – and how it can help catapult their new business ideas into reality.

    Jacqui Dobson, Diversity and Inclusion Partner & Financial Times & Co-Chair FT Access, will also give a short talk about the opportunity of participating in a week-long work experience placement at The Financial Times as part of this programme.

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  • Medicinal Uses of Psychedelics

    Medicinal Uses of Psychedelics

    April 25, 2024

    Thu, 25 Apr 2024 10:00am - 12:00pm
    Meadows Lecture Theatre (G.07), Doorway 4, Old Medical School

    Drugs Research Network for Scotland will be hosting an in-person seminar in Edinburgh to discuss the medicinal uses of psychedelics.

    We will hear presentations from:

    Dr. Jonathan Brett on "Psychedelic Assisted Psychotherapy 101"
    Dr. Anna Ross
    Sean Gillen & John Gillen
    More details to be announced!
    This session will be held in-person in Edinburgh on Thursday 25th April 2024 from 10:00 to 12:00. Light refreshments will be served.

    We have a limited number of travel bursaries available, please reach out to if travel expenses are a barrier to attending.


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  • What does the future hold for the great British pub?

    What does the future hold for the great British pub?

    April 26, 2024

    Friday 26 April 2024
    Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School

    Landlords, publicans, local authority planners, and members of the public are being invited to an academic workshop at Northumbria University, Newcastle, exploring the future of the British Pub.

    Entitled “Public House 2030: Will pubs still be here at the end of the decade?”, the workshop is being held on Friday 26th April at Northumbria’s Newcastle Business School. It will include several guest speakers, including Easington MP and former Vice-Chair of the All Party Parliamentary Save the Pub Group Grahame Morris and Dr Liz Hind, publican licensee and consultant.

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  • Professorial Lecture by Professor Andrew McAuley

    Professorial Lecture by Professor Andrew McAuley

    April 30, 2024

    Tue, 30 Apr 2024 5:00pm - 7:30pm
    Glasgow Caledonian University

    Join us on April 30, as Professor Andrew McAuley, gives a public lecture on the changing epidemiology of injecting drug use in Scotland over the past 25 years and its impact on related harms such as overdose and blood-borne viruses.

    Come along to hear about Scotland’s current injecting drug use landscape, the events that have shaped it, and the future directions it might take.

    Professor McAuley states that “injecting drug use in Scotland is a major public health issue and has been the subject of intense political debate in recent years. Drug-related deaths in Scotland are at globally high rates and were recently declared a public health emergency.”

    Andrew, will discuss his career working between both Public Health Scotland and Glasgow Caledonian University, focusing on his 19 years working in the substance use field.

    This lecture will appeal to professionals working in the public health, substance use and blood borne virus fields. Also, members of the public interested in areas of high-profile policy debate and people who use drugs, their families and friends.

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