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Brown to give lecture on economics

Former Prime Minister Gordon Brown is returning to his former university to give a talk on economics.

Dr Brown will use his lecture at the University to argue that there is an alternative to the prospect of low growth and high unemployment.

In his talk - which is open to the public - the former Chancellor of the Exchequer will claim that instead the future could be one of ‘jobs and justice’.

The Future of Jobs and Justice will take place at the McEwan Hall, Bristo Square, on Tuesday, 19 April, 5:30-7pm.

Former student

Dr Brown was elected Rector of the University while still a student.

He graduated in 1972 and went on to gain a PhD at Edinburgh in 1982.

He is also an honorary graduate of the University.

The Gifford Lectures

The address is part of the prestigious Gifford Lecture series, which is hosted each year by the Universities of Edinburgh, Glasgow, Aberdeen and St. Andrews.

You can watch previous Gifford lectures on the University's YouTube or iTunes U channels.

Event details

The Future of Jobs and Justice

This event may be photographed or recorded for promotional or recruitment materials for the University and University-approved third parties.

Tuesday 19 April 2011, 5.30pm

Tuesday 29 March 2011, 7.00pm

McEwan Hall, Teviot Place, Edinburgh, EH8 9AG.

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