July 2013

July 2013

27th July 2013: Public Talk: Blood-curdling Stories from Scottish History

Speaker: Allan Burnett

This talk was a journey back in time with best-selling author Allan Burnett to an age of magic, monsters and mayhem. One learnt about Lochaber's role in the nation's dark and bloody past, and discovered how you can use historical facts and legends from the Dark Ages to the Second World War to spice up your own creative writing. Featured rodents, lice and soppy romantic poetry.

This event formed a part of the RSE@Lochaber programme.

24th July 2013: Closed Discussion Forum: Currency, Banking and Financial Services

Currency, Banking and Financial Services.  24 July 2013

This forum discussed questions surrounding banking and financial services in the aftermath of the referendum on Scottish independence. The forum discussed the currency options available to an independent Scotland, and implications for fiscal rules and financial regulation. Read summary report of Currency, Banking and Financial Services.

The forum was hosted and chaired by Professor Tim Besley FBA. It included presentations from a panel of speakers:
   Professor John Kay FBA
   Emeritus Professor Charles Goodhart CBE FBA, London School of Economics
   Jan Fidrmuc, Brunel University
   Frances Ruane, The Economic and Social Research Institute
   Dr Gary Gillespie, Chief Economic Adviser, Scottish Government

 

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