Challenges of our Time

18 Sep 2017 to 22 Sep 2017, 6.45PM–6.30PM
Various locations, Stirling Campus
Challenges of our Time

Join us during our 50th anniversary year for a series of talks and discussions on issues viewed as the Challenges of our Time. Through them, we will showcase the University’s research and impact, and our significant achievements within the last 50 years

Click the links below for full details about each of the events.

Monday 18 September from 6.00 - 7.00pm
Iris Murdoch Building

The importance of Children's Rights: policy and research in Scotland
 Ms Jackie Brock, Chief Executive, Children in Scotland and Dr John I'Anson, University of Stirling.

Tuesday 19 September from 12.30 - 2.00pm
Lecture Theatre B4, Cottrell Building

Tobacco harm reduction: how e-cigarettes and vaping devices have transformed tobacco control 
 Sir Kenneth Calman, Chancellor of the University of Glasgow; Mr Martin Dockrell, Tobacco Control Lead at Public Health England; and Professor Linda Bauld, University of Stirling.

Wednesday 20 September from 1.30 - 3.30pm
Logie Lecture Theatre 

How to feed a growing population 
Professor Tim Benton, Dean of Strategic Research Initiatives at the University of Leeds.

Thursday 21 September from 6.00 - 7.00pm
Stirling Court Hotel

Big Data Revolution: Transforming Our Futures
with Victoria Clark, Business Development Executive, The Datalab; Mr Raymond Martin, Customer Insight Manager at Virgin Money; Mr Jonathan Cameron Head of Service – Strategic Development at National Health Service; and Professor William Webster, University of Stirling.

Friday 22 September from 5.30 - 6.30pm
Pathfoot Lecture Theatre, Pathfoot Building

Climate change: greatest human rights challenge of our times?
with Lord Jack McConnell, former First Minister of Scotland and Dr Andrea Schapper, University of Stirling.


Further information

These events are open to all and are free to attend but we ask that you register in advance - please see the individual event pages for further details. If you require any additional information about the events above, please contact the University's Events Team at