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Celebrating 25 years of Applied Sport Science at Moray House | 29 February 2020

Graduates, alumni, students and staff (past and present) are invited to join us in celebrating 25 years of Applied Sport Science on Saturday 29 February

25 years ago, the first entrants started on the first broad-based applied sport science degree in Scotland. Since that time over 650 students have studied on and graduated from the programme including such famous international sportspeople as Sir Chris Hoy, Gemma Fay, Grace Reid, Mike Blair, Tony Stanger, Samantha Judge and many others. Graduates have also gone on to lead very succesful careers in all walks of life including sport, public sector, armed forces, charities and private business.

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Professor John Sproule's Inaugural Lecture | PE through the lens of a hybrid PE teacher-applied sports scientist | 4 March 2020

PE through the lens of a hybrid PE teacher-applied sports scientist’

Please join us for the Inaugural Lecture of Professor John Sproule, Personal Chair of Physical Education, on Wednesday 4 March at 5.15pm. This will be held at 50 George Square in Lecture Theatre G.03.

Professor John Sproule’s inaugural lecture will reflect upon parts of his teaching and research journey, the inter-relationship between PE and applied sports science research, and the importance of this to enable the effective teaching of PE.

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Postgraduate Virtual Open Week | 16-20 March 2020

Online sessions focusing on specific programme or subject areas - a chance to speak to academic staff about your particular interests.

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Annual Memorial Lecture in honour of Professor David Raffe | 'What happened to Excellence?' Rt Hon Lord Jack McConnell | 30 April 2020

'What happened to Excellence?'

Lord Jack McConnell, former First Minister of Scotland, will give the 3rd annual memorial lecture in honour of the late David Raffe, Professor of Sociology of Education and Director of the Centre for Educational Sociology at the University of Edinburgh. David’s work was underpinned by a concern with issues of inequality in education and how policy change and educational reforms might impact on inequalities. This theme is reflected in this third memorial lecture given by Lord McConnell, 20 years after he became Minister for Education in 2000.

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Understanding Inequalities International Conference 2020 | 9-10 June 2020

The UI team wishes to welcome anyone working in the field of inequalities to participate in our international UI Conference 2020 in Edinburgh. The conference offers a forum for researchers, policy makers and practitioners to discuss and debate contemporary issues about the nature, origins and impacts of inequality that arise in a variety of interconnected policy contexts.

Keynote speakers include Professor Jon Bannister, Professor Cristina Iannelli, Professor Susan McVie, Professor Gwilym Pryce, Mike Savage, Professor Ingrid Schoon, Patrick Sharkey, Professor Emer Smyth, Professor Martin White.

Where/when: John McIntyre Conference Centre /Tues 9 - Wed 10 June

More details on the conference website



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