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Memory-friendly Neighbourhoods

In the final meeting of this Insight Institute follow-up programme, we'll be discussing what we've found out from people with dementia about their use of, and preferences for, websites and online tools.  Date of meeting: Tuesday 17 January 2017.  More information and Registration.



The Circular Economy in the Scottish Bioeconomy

The fourth workshop in the series, Building Bio-economy Partnerships, will take place on 15 December 2016 in the Technology and Innovation Centre, Level 9, University of Strathclyde.  More information and to register.



Child Neglect, Wellbeing & Resilience: Adopting Arts-based Practices













The next event in the series will take place on Thursday 28 January 2016 at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute. This event is now fully subscribed. Visit the programme webpage .



Problems and Security in Food Security: From Surf to Turf

The third workshop in the series which will take place on Monday 14 December 2015 in the Insight Institute. For more information and to register, visit the programme webpage.



Flourishing Communities and Productive Seas

Registration for the second event in the series which will take place on 10 November 2015 in the University of Aberdeen is now OPEN. Visit the programme webpage for more information.



Wellbeing Final Conference

On 3rd November we held a conference at the Scottish Parliament to bring together the findings of the 6 programmes funded under our Wellbeing programme. The day included key note speeches from Sir John Elvidge of Carnegie UK Trust and Enrico Giovannini, former head of statistics at OECD.

 



Waterfront Regeneration

Registration is now open for the final event in the series which will take place on Monday 6th July 2015 in the Insight Institute. For more information and to register, visit the programme webpage.



Wellbeing Exhibition @ Scottish Parliament

The outcomes of our Wellbeing Programme were presented by way of an exhibition at the Scottish Parliament in February, aimed at MSPs and Government officials. The exhibition included posters representing each of the 6 programmes as well as a 3D wellbeing tree (pictured below). MSPs were invited to add their own reflection on wellbeing to the tree. All materials were designed and produced by the Glasgow School of Art.



Wellbeing Exhibition in Scottish Parliament

Following on from our series of events on the theme of Wellbeing, the Scottish Parliament will host an exhibition from 24 - 26 February 2015 showcasing the work of our Programme Teams.



Exploring Access to Mental Health Care Services for Linguistically and Culturally Diverse Patients

The second seminar in the series will take place on 5 February in the Scottish Universities Insight Institute.  Registration is now open.  For more information about the event, visit the programme webpage.



Big Data and the Third Sector

How can we develop the capacity of third sector organisations to engage with data?

Registration is now open for the third workshop in the series which will be held on 4 February 2015 in the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde, Collins Building, 22 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ.  For more information and to register, visit the programme website.



The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare Annual Lecture

The Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare is holding its annual lecture at the Insight Institute on 12th November. Professor Mark Jackson of Exeter University and the Wellcome Trust will speak on the history of stress as a concept and an experience, full details are available at www.strath.ac.uk/cshhh 



Big Data and the Third Sector

Registration for the second seminar in the series which will take place on Tuesday 25th November is now open.  Download information about the event.



Children's Rights, Social Justice and Social Identity in Scotland

The fourth and final seminar in the series will take place on Thursday 2nd October 2014 in the Insight Institute. Visit the programme page for more information.



Flourish: Personhood and Collective Wellbeing

The second seminar in the series will take place on Tuesday 23rd September 2014 in the Scottish Universities Insight Institute.  For more information visit the programme webpage.



Memory Friendly Neighbourhoods

The second seminar in the series will take place on Thursday 11th and Friday 12th September 2014 in the Scottish Universities Insight Institute, University of Strathclyde. More information, visit the programme webpage.



2013-14 Call LAUNCH EVENT

We recently held a briefing event for our next Call for Proposals at the Insight Institute. In partnership with the Scottish Futures Forum, Scottish Parliament, Scottish Government, Carnegie UK Trust and Scottish Enterprise we will be inviting proposals for a shared enquiry into understanding, measuring and promoting well-being.



2013-2014 Call for Proposals

The Institute has accepted Expressions of Interest for the 2013-2014 Call for Proposals.  The deadline for full applications was 17th May. Information regarding successful applications will be posted shortly.



Children's Rights, Social Justice and Social Identities in Scotland

The first event in the Children's Rights programme will take place on Monday 2 December at the Scottish Universities Insight Institute. Please note that this event is now fully booked



SUII Showcase and Networking Event

Thanks to everyone who attended our Showcase and Networking event on 12th June!

It was great to meet so many people who had participated in past events organised by SUII and to meet others who will be coming on board for our next round of programmes.



Insight Institute Roadshow

What exactly does the Insight Institute do?  What type of programmes are funded?  How do I go about submitting a proposal?  These are some of the questions we answered during our recent Roadshow to our partner universities: Edinburgh, Dundee, Aberdeen, Stirling, St Andrews and Strathclyde.

Download the presentation slides

 



Getting it Right for Looked After Disabled Children: Being Included

Following on from previous workshops - Being Counted and Being Heard - the third event Being Included will take place on Wednesday 6 February.



Gender Equality Matters in a New Scotland: Seminar 2

The Lighthouse, 17-18 January 2013

The second seminar in the series examines the challenges faced by women in the Scottish economy, and the gendered impact of economic austerity and welfare reform.



Human trafficking: Conceptualising definitions, responses and 'what needs to be done'

The second seminar in the Human Trafficking programme will take place at the Lighthouse in Glasgow on 13th and 14th December.



Constitutional Futures: Care and Constitutional Reform

6 & 7 December 2012The Old Sheriff Court/Scottish Youth Theatre, 105 Brunswick Street, Glasgow

The first of three events planned around the issues of care and welfare, work and the economy, and citizenship and representation will focus on the lessons that can be learned about gendered outcomes in long-term and child-care policy.



Getting it Right for Looked After Disabled Children: Being Heard

5 December 2012, The Lighthouse, Glasgow

The second workshop of the Getting it Right for Disabled Children and Young People programme will use forum theatre to engage creatively with issues that children and young people identify as being important to them.



Child Death Reviews: Learning the lessons, differently

14 November, Gallery 5, The Lighthouse, Mitchell Lane, Glasgow

The Child Death Reviews programme brings together academics, policy makers, practitioners, to model collaborative working, and to identify and resolve issues crucial to ensuring parallel investigative processes work together effectively.


Digital workers: Learning in digital work

10-11 September, Rooms 213-215, Royal College Building, 204 George Street

The third workshop of the New Directions for Work in Digital Scotland programme focuses on the need for a better understanding of how learning and knowledge are developed and sustained in digital work.



Re-thinking responses to rape: Alternative perspectives

21-22 August 2012,  Room 111-114, Hamnett Wing, John Arbuthnott Building, University of Strathclyde. 9:30am-5pm

The third and final workshop of the Re-thinking responses to rape programme will identify and review new ways of responding to rape and how best these can be implemented.



Fingerprints: A roadmap for reform, workshop 2

10-11th July 2012, Room 111-114, Hamnett Wing, John Arbuthnott Building, University of Strathclyde

The second workshop of the Fingerprints programme aims to disseminate and inform practitioners through summary presentations from the first policy workshop and syndicate exercises to explore implications, structures and processes for change. Download the full schedule.



Digital Workers: overcoming exclusions

30th & 31st May, School of Computing, University of Dundee

The second seminar of the Digital Workers programme will focus on addressing problems of digital exclusions. It will examine current and potential exclusions that are based on age, ability, gender and social class.



Responses to Rape: New Directions

28-29 May 2012, Rooms 2.13 & 2.15, Royal College, University of Strathclyde

The second workshop of the Re-thinking Responses to Rape programme will address new directions and approaches to rape that have not focused solely on law reform.



What drives innovation - What do we know?

4-5.30pm, Thurs. 3rd May, Room 2.15, Royal College, University of Strathclyde

Coinciding with the TRM programme workshop, this discussion with Robert Crawford, Director of Innovation, Investment and Growth at NESTA, will examine what we know about the drivers of innovation and this means for policy, for business practice and for the university/business interface. Register



TRM: Policy workshop

3-4 May 2012, Room 2.13-2.15, Royal College, University of Strathclyde

The second workshop of the TRM programme will discuss TRM in an international context. It aims to understand the future of TRM for the Scottish economy and how to successfully involve SMEs in the process.



Responses to Rape: Stocktaking- Lessons of four decades of reform

30th April- 1st May 2012, 9.30am-4.30pm. Royal College, University of Strathclyde
The first workshop of the Re-thinking Responses to Rape programme will review lessons of four decades of reform to determine what has been achieved and what remains to be done in order to address the legal and social responses to rape.



The Nature of Digital Work

20-21 April 2012, Royal College, University of Strathclyde. Room 2.13 & 2.15
The first seminar of the New Directions for Work in Digital Scotland will consider innovative strategies and practices for sustaining work. It will consider specific projects to promote digital working as well as the opportunities and challenges they entail. It will also examine innovative company practices in the private sector and consider their potential contribution in strategy implementation. 



Fingerprints: A roadmap for reform, workshop 1

19-21 March 2012, Collins Building, University of Strathclyde
The first workshop of the Fingerprints programme aims to establish the mechanisms necessary for the transformation of fingerprint practices in Scotland and to inform those in other jurisdiction in the UK and internationally. Download the full programme. Email for more info.



TRM: Oil/Gas/Renewables industry KE workshop

Wednesday 14th March, 2-5pm, University of Aberdeen
The second shared practice industry workshop will focus on applications of TRM to the Gas, Oil and Renewables sector. Real life case studies will form the basis of the discussions with ample time set aside for questions and debates. 



TRM: IT/Creative Industry workshop

Wednesday 21st March, 2-5pm, Royal Society of Edinburgh
This shared practice industry workshop will focus on applications of TRM to the IT sector and Creative industries. Real life case studies will form the basis of the discussions with ample time set aside for questions and debates.



TRM: Life Sciences Industry workshop

Wednesday 28 March, 2-5pm, University of Dundee
This shared practice industry workshop will focus on applications of TRM to the Life Sciences sector. Real life case studies will form the basis of the discussions with ample time set aside for questions and debates.



TRM: KE event for Engineering firms *UPDATED*

Wednesday 7 March, 3-6pm
Due to fire damage in the Insight Institute, the workshop will take place in room 5.12, Graham Hills Building, 50 George Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ. In conjunction with Scottish Enterprise, the Technology RoadMapping programme will be sharing practices with TRM practitioners from large companies and inform SMEs of TRM in this industry based workshop for the engineering sector. Discussion will focus on how SMEs can adapt TRM by reflecting on real life case studies. 



TRM: Review of Research and Practice Workshop *UPDATED*

23rd-24th February 2012, 9:30am-4:30pm
Due to fire damage in the James Weir Building, the workshop will now take place at the Centre for Corporate Connections, Level 15, Livingstone Tower, 26 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XH.
The first workshop of the Technology Road Mapping programme will discuss to what extent TRM is a general tool for strategy, how TRM compares with other approaches and how it can be used as a basis for consensus as practice, particularly for SMEs. Download a flyer with details of the workshop's objectives and discussions. Email for more info.



Programme events in 2012

Details of workshops and events from January 2012 onwards will be updated in the New Year.



Building better fire investigation teams *updated*

9-10 January 2012
The third and final workshop of the Fire Investigation programme will focus on training, knowledge transfer and the assessment of competence in fire investigation. Email for more info. Schedule of talks now available.



Christmas closure of the Insight Institute

The Insight Institute will be closed from Wednesday 21st December and will re-open on Thursday 5th January. Wishing you all a Merry Christmas and all the best for 2012.



Critical issues in the investigation of fatal fires

8-9 December 2011
The second workshop of the Fire Investigation and Prevention programme will examine the issues around primacy of the scene and how can these be developed to ensure ‘equality of arms’ in legal disputes.



Fire scene investigation and the development of a multidisciplinary approach

10-11 November 2011
The first workshop of the Fire Investigation and Prevention programme will discuss how the fire investigation community currently interacts with other stakeholder communities such as fire science and engineering.



Science City Strategies: Lessons for Scotland

Friday 4th November, 1.30-4.30pm
Organised by the EPRC, this workshop will discuss how Scotland can better utilise its science infrastructure to support economic development, new facilities for effective commercialisation and a wider embedding of science awareness in public life and social wellbeing. Participation is free but booking is essential. Download a registration form. Email for more info. Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.



Supporting vulnerable families through multi-agency service delivery

2 November 2011 10.00-17.00
An event for practitioners and managers from key public services, policy makers and voluntary sector workers interested in multi-agency service delivery for vulnerable groups. Email for more info. Participation is free but booking is essential. Download a Registration form and a Programme. Part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.



Independent Publishing: Cultural policy workshop **Update**

Tuesday 23rd August, 9:30am-5pm
The third workshop of the Independent Publishing programme will investigate how both small and medium-sized publishers negotiate competing cultural, aesthetic, political or communicative demands placed on them and how best to support and grow a healthy eco-system for independent publishing through public and private policy initiatives. It will look at how to better grow a book culture of writers and readers. The day will be structured around three themes: networks of benefits, coalitions of value and advocacy/funding. Email for more info. The schedule is now available.



Andre Schiffrin at the Edinburgh Book Festival

22 August, 6:45-7:45pm. Peppers Theatre, Edinburgh
The Independent Publishing programme is organising, in conjunction with Publishing Scotland, a talk with renowned New York publisher Andre Schiffrin during the Edinburgh Book Festival. This talk looks at the wider crisis of the media that Schiffrin says is contributing to the demise of serious journalism in newspapers. He compares the crisis in the US to the situation in Europe, and demonstrates how the American corporate model has extended its reach across the globe. Schiffrin considers a range of alternative policies that, if pursued, could safeguard the future of publishing, bookselling and the press. Book a space.



Globalisation and Independent Publishing *updated schedule*

23-24 June, 9am-5pm
The second meeting of the Independing Publishing programme will examine the challenges and opportunities of the global literary marketplace for small and independent publishers. Download the final schedule or email for more info.



Consolidating collaborative partnerships: sharing and applying knowledge in child protection data

Tuesday 21 June, 10am-4.30pm
The final workshop of the Child Protection programme will review what has already been achieved with data linkage and with longitudinal approaches, and discuss the initial outline of a vision of what could be achieved in Scotland. The aim of this workshop is to provide academics, policy-makers and practitioners working in child protection with the opportunity to discuss this in more detail and to consider what is needed to attain the vision. Email for info. Download the draft programme.



Community resourcing seminar

Monday 20 June, 9:30am-4:30pm
The final meeting of the Community Resourcing programme will take place on Monday 20 June 2011. The seminar will give participants to engage in the definition of future strategies and visions of community resourcing on the mid to long term. Email for more info.



Digital Childhoods: Creating and Communicating

Expert meeting, 17 June, 9am-2pm
In the final meeting of the Digital Childhoods programme, experts on the use of digital media will discuss how these can be used to support the development of communicative and creative skills among young children. Download the briefing paper. Email for more info.



Does technology encourage creativity in children?

Open day, 16 June, 9:15am-4:30pm
Part of the Digital Childhoods programme, this event will convene early years practitioners, policy makers and parents of pre-school children, university researchers and media industry specialists to discuss how children access information and communicate with others and what are the implications for children with additional communication needs. The Open Day will feature opportunities to learn about current developments from organisations such as Sesame Workshop and CBeebies, and to hear from experts on the use of digital media to support the development of communicative skills among young children on the autistic spectrum, with opportunities to discuss and share ideas throughout the day. Booking is essential. Download the briefing paper.



Independent Publishing and Digital technologies *schedule available*

9-10 June, 10am - 4:30pm
The first seminar of the Independent Publishing programme addresses the role of digital technologies and examines how small and independent publishers can successfully negotiate opportunities and challenges in the global literary marketplace. A schedule with details of speakers and topics for discussion is available. Email for more info.



Public talk with Chris Meade: The amplified author in the Unlibrary

Thursday 9 June, 5:30pm, Lecture theatre M408, James Weir Building
In this public talk, Chris Meade (If:Books) argues that the shift of power relations between writer, reader and publisher brought about by the web makes us all amplified authors and collaborative readers. These changes are profound, liberating and need to be celebrated and defended.Describing if:book's recent projects with libraries, publishing and curating the book, Chris Meade will argue that it's time to re-imagine literature and how and where we want books to happen in our lives. Attendance is free and open to all, but please book a space.



Forensic Scientific Techniques and Human Rights

30 May - 2 June, 10am-5pm
The second workshop of the Scots Law of Evidence programme will focus on the impact of emerging scientific technologies in cyber forensics or forensic anthropology on determing the reliability and validity of scientific evidence used in courts. Specific attention will be given to human rights issues. Email for more info.



Gatekeepers of Participation, workshop 1

23-27 May 2011, 9am to 5pm
The first workshop of the Water Management programme will draw together public, community and government stakeholders to explore what role NGOs may/should play in the emerging context of austerity-shaped water management and how government can support grassroots-informed management and link local management with national or regional objectives. Further topics will include how to accommodate extended temporal considerations and sustainable management; how to consider/reconcile the numerous geographical scales of management for water challenges and what are the roles for data, information and knowledge to inform public participation, planning and decision making. Email for more info.



Playing and Learning Expert Forum

12-13th May, Macrobert Art Centre, Stirling
Early years practitioners, policy makers and parents of pre-school children will join university researchers and media industry specialists to discuss in what ways new technologies support or speed up children's learning through play and how children's technological skills are changing their learning and playing. This event is part of the Digital Childhoods programme. A draft schedule is available. Email for more info.



Have technological toys changed the way children play and learn?

Open Day, 12 May, Macrobert Centre - Stirling, 9am to 4pm
Early years practitioners, policy makers and parents of pre-school children are invited to join university researchers and media industry specialists to discuss how digital technologies affect young children’s learning in different or more effective ways. This event, part of the Digital Childhoods programme will be held in the Macrobert Centre, University of Stirling. Spaces are limited so early booking is essential. Email for more info.



Community resourcing: Seminar 2

9-10 May
The second seminar of the Community Resourcing programme will delve deeply into the issues identified in Seminar 1 to discuss with academics, practitioners, community groups, national and local government representatives and policy makers how sustainable communities and economy can be built. More information on the research programme and the schedule for Seminar 2 is available here.



Child protection: Key Design Issues for Longitudinal Research

20-21 April 2011, 10am to 4pm
The second workshop of the Child Protection programme addresses key issues for the design of longitudinal research in child protection. Talks from UK and international experts from child protection services, third sector agencies and academics will focus on key issues in measuring of child well-being, outcomes and interventions. Email for more info.



Admissibility of Scientific Evidence *update*

12-14 April 2011, 10am to 5pm
The first workshop of the Scots Law of Evidence programme addresses the legal and scientific foundations for the admissibilty of scientific evidence in the criminal justice system. A full schedule of talks is now available. Email for more info.



Childhoods and Parenting: Expert Forum *amended schedule*

Friday 25th March, 9:00am-2pm
Following up on the Open Day 24th March, this Forum will bring together experts in child development, education and technology to discuss the impact of digital technologies and at advantages and disadvantages of such technologies. Contact for more information. Download a programme.



Childhoods and Parenting: Open Day *amended schedule*

24th March 2011. 11:45am-5:30pm
Please note that the two events originally scheduled will now take the form of one Open Day event from 11:30am to 5:30pm. The event will address the impact of digital technologies (computers, mobile phones, game consoles etc.) on young children (age 3 to 6), look at advantages and disadvantages of such technologies and the advice parents find most useful. It will include opportunities to view current developments from CBeebies, Childnet and Learning & Teaching Scotland. The event is open to parents of pre-school children, early years practitioners and media industry specialist. More info and event booking. Part of the Digital Childhoods programme.



Data linkage and mining: vision, possibilities and practicalities

9-11th March 2011, 9:30am-4pm
The first meeting of the Child Protection programme will focus on data collection and collation in the child care and protection sector, drawing from international experience as well as the Scottish context. Speakers and participants from government agencies and third sector organisations will join academics in discussing the challenges and practicalities for the development of multi-sector longitudinal databases, and designing an outcomes framework for monitoring and evaluation. This workshop is intented for academics, policy makers, and professionals working in child protection. Download the programme



Sharing Experiences of Resourcing Communities

28th February, 9:30am-4:30pm
Bringing together academics, practitioners, community groups, national and local government representatives and policy makers, this first workshop of the Community Resourcing programme aims to identify models to resource the transition to resilient communities, and to share experiences in how to run these models. Contact for more info.



Public lecture: Brazil, Has Lula definitely awakened the southern giant?

24th February, 6-7pm
In this public talk, Prof. J.A. Cuminato, visiting professor in the Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, will give his views as an informed Brazilian citizen, on both the progress and lack of progress experienced by Brazil over the last sixteen years in order to realise its potential as a modern and civilised nation without relinquishing Brazilian culture and life-style. Professor J A Cuminato has been President of the Brazilian Society for Applied and Computational Mathematics and is currently Treasurer of ICIAM - the World Body for Applied Mathematics. Refreshments served from 5:30pm. Open to all but please register online. Abstract here



Upcoming events for 2011

The calendar of events for the new Scottish Insight programmes is currently being finalised and will be available shortly. Details on the content of each new programme can be found on the individual programme pages.



Cybercrime: Strategies and Solutions***Updated info***

13th-15th September 2010
The programme for the final meeting of the Cybercrime programme is now available here. This event will examine strategies and solutions available to combat cybercrime and identify areas for potential future development in terms of prevention and protection. Email for info.



Intellectual Property Theft: Public Debate

Monday 13th Sept. 2010, 6pm
Who cares about Intellectual Property (IP) and why is it so important to protect it? This talk  by Amie Taal (Ass. Director, Forensics and Investigation Service, Grant Thornton) will address the idea of Intellectual Property in the digital era and how organisations can make themselves less vulnerable to the different and innovative methods used to steal IP material. Spaces are limited, please register online.



Neuro-Ethics and Policy

Thursday 19th August
This one day debate will discuss the policy implications of advances in neuro-ethics. Speakers include Prof. Jonathan Moreno (Medical Ethics, University of Virginia/UPenn) and Prof. Anne Glover (Chief Scientific Adviser, Scotland). Email for info.



Women and Punishment: Mental Health and Human Rights

16th-17th August 2010
The closing meeting of the Women who Offend programme will focus on mental health in the criminal justice system. It will include a public forum to disseminate and share ideas findings and future initiatives originating from the work of the programme. Email for info.



Chain of Consequences in a Coupled Human-Natural System

Public lecture, Wed 28th July 2010, 6pm
This public talk and debate with Glenn Plumb (US Department of the Interior) will discuss how the Gulf of Mexico oil spill may impact the ecology, economy, and people of the Gulf of Mexico. Email to book a space.



Pluralist Responses to Crises

27-29th July 2010
The closing event of the Pluralism Programme brings together participants from workshop sessions on both sides of the Atlantic. Participants will use this event to plan publications for a broader public, and engage policy-makers, stakeholders and members of the public in sessions designed to create lasting channels for knowledge exchange, research and policy impact. Email for info.



Women who Offend: International Perspectives

28th-29th June 2010
This two day meeting of the Women Offenders and Community Sanctions programme will consider the extent to which human rights legislation and practice are applied to the use of community sanctions for women internationally. Email for info.



Brain Imaging Conversation cafe

Friday 25th June 2010
Nothing is more intimate and private than a person’s thought. New technologies from neuroscience are getting closer and closer to “seeing” what we think. These have many possible applications, not all of them for medical use. But are all these applications really a good idea? What should we allow, require or prohibit? Join us and give us your views.



Pluralist Responses to Crisis

23-24 June 2010
Workshop 2 of the Pluralism Programme takes case studies in practical responses to crisis situations to question whether contemporary pluralisms provide criteria for achieving justice in normative contests over values. Do these pluralism theories provide effective means to address environmental, ecological or systemic conflicts? Email for info.



Cybercrime: Vectors of Attack

14th-16th June 2010
This second workshop of the Cybercrime programme will include a number of plenary presentations and substantial group discussions on the technologies, methodologies and prevention of cyber attacks such as hacking, fishing, or data theft. Email enquiries.



Government Data Loss - A Bounty of Credentials for Organised Crime?

Monday 14th June, 6pm
Governments are vested with a deep responsibility to manage identifying information about their citizens and with implementing protection practices to safeguard this data from falling into the hands of organised crime. In this public lecture, Paul Watters (University of Ballarat) will present some UK examples of government data loss, and provide some basic guidance on how these incidents could have been prevented. Book a space.



Legal Perspective on Brain Imaging: 7-8th June 2010

Is it appropriate to use brain imaging to establish if a witness was lying when giving evidence, or, if a brain injury was preventing the accused from being criminally responsible? With the promise of more direct access to the brain than previously possible, core legal questions need urgent answers. Part of the Brain Imaging programme, this workshop aims to involve judges, the police, those representing vulnerable people as well as academics and scientists. Email for info.



Neuroscience, Law and Society: The Coming Revolution

Monday 7th June 2010, 6pm.
In this public lecture, Prof. Hank Greely (Stanford) will discuss the current and future uses of neuroscience and how our improved understanding of the human brain will affect the rest of society. The lecture will take place in McCance Lecture Theatre 1, 16 Richmond Street, Glasgow G1 1XQ. Book a space.



Framing Pluralisms, 24-25th May

The first workshop of the Pluralism Programme will explore the strengths and weaknesses of competing pluralist theories, concentrating in particular on recent theories which seek either to address justice and effectiveness tests from the perspective of small communities and individuals, to focus on the mechanics of systems marked by diversity, or to locate the pluralist dynamic in the encounter with difference. Email for info.



Women, Punishment and Community Sanctions, part 1, 13-14th May 2010

The first event of the Women, Punishment and Community Sanctions programme will focus on the identification of key issues and clarification of concepts around community disposals and how human rights are understood in local and international criminal justice contexts. Email the organisers.



Can Brain Imaging Reveal the Mind? 6-7 May 2010

This two day debate, which opens the IAS Brain Imaging programme, will review and discuss the different forms of imaging, the reliability and accuracy of collected data, their application to neuromarketing as well as the legal and moral implications of imaging. Email for info.



CHANGE: Blair Jenkins Lecture

Due to unforseeable circumstances, this public lecture has been rescheduled and will now take place on Thursday 3rd June 2010, 6pm in McCance Lecture Theatre 1, Richmond Street, Glasgow. 



Max Taylor: Terrorism and the Internet, Wed. 28th April 2010, 6pm

In this public lecture, Max Taylor (University of St Andrews) will discuss the links between terrorism, violence and the internet.  The lecture closes the first workshop of the Cybercrime programme. Participate.



Cybercrime: Analysis and Synthesis, 26th-28th April 2010

The opening meeting of the Cybercrime programme will analyse and synthesize the context of cybercrime by looking at criminal activities, technical infrastructure and environment as well as strategies and solutions. Attention will be paid to the legal aspects regarding cybercrime and to the impact on victims. Email for info.



Jury Research Symposium 25-26th March

The aims of this symposium are to bring together academics and practitioners from a range of disciplines including law, criminology, psychology, social sciences and humanities to explore the most recent developments in jury research. Download more details on the different themes of the Symposium. For more info, email.



Strathclyde Energy Forum Meeting

23rd February. Strathclyde Energy Forum Meeting. For more details and participation, please email.



Workshop 3: Practical Results and Follow Up Activities

9th February. Workshop 3: Practical Results and Follow-up Activities. This workshop will be facilitated by Quentin Cooper (BBC Radio 4 - Material World). Download more details about the workshop here.



Making New Worlds: Policy and Academia

Friday 22nd January 2010, 6pm
This public lecture with Jan Bebbington, will be hosted by the DCA. Free and open to all, but book a space by email. Download a flyer.
 



IAS Closure

Due to extensive work on the institute's floors,  IAS is closed until 20th January 2010.  If you have any queries please call or email us.