February 2017

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Chancellor's Lecture: A World Turned Upside Down - Observations on the US Election

9 Feb 2017

University Chancellor and BBC Correspondent, Dr James Naughtie, will deliver a special 50th anniversary event in association with the Hetherington Lecture Series. Dr Naughtie will present a lecture outlining his experience and observations on the trail of the 2016 US Presidential Election and 2017 Inauguration.

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Japan Week: Kimono Fashion Show (makeover and modelling)

20 Feb 2017

Would you love to learn the art of dressing in a kimono?

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Japan Week: Kimono Fashion Show

20 Feb 2017

This year, we are delighted to offer you the opportunity to view a display of beautiful Japanese kimonos.

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Japan Week: Revolution! A concert by the Edinburgh Quartet

20 Feb 2017

Join us for a delightful concert of international music from the Edinburgh Quartet.

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Japan Week: Studying in Japan

21 Feb 2017

Come along and find out more about studying at university in Japan.

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Japan Week: The Art of Shishu

21 Feb 2017

Join Ms Kumiko Kimura of Atomi University, Japan, for an introduction to the art of shishu (Japanese embroidery).

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Japan Week: Japanese Tea Ceremony

21 Feb 2017

The tea-ceremony will be performed by Mio Shapley, a qualified master of Urasenke Tea Ceremony, who studied with master Yoshiko Noda.

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Japan Week: The Zen Way - A long standing practitioner shares his insight (sake talk and tasting to follow)

21 Feb 2017

Consul General Daisuke Matsunaga, of the Consulate General of Japan in Edinburgh, will deliver the keynote lecture The Zen Way - A long standing practitioner shares his insight.

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Japan Week: Cultivating humanity in Japan through the Liberal Arts

21 Feb 2017

Dr Mike Lacktorin, Founding Dean of the International College of Liberal Arts at Yamanashi Gakuin University, delivers his keynote lecture Japan Week: Cultivating humanity in Japan through the Liberal Arts.

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Japan Week: Film Season

19 Feb 2017

During our Japan Week 2017 the Macrobert Arts Centre will be showing Japanese films as part of the Japan Foundation Touring Film programme.

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Polar Ocean Challenge

15 Feb 2017

Join us for the latest instalment in the Inspiring People series of talks. Sir David Hempleman-Adams L.V.O, O.B.E. is one of the most experienced and successful adventurers in the world.

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