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BOOK LAUNCH: by Professor Michael Northcott

Professor Michael Northcott will introduce his new book, published by Bloomsbury. The book ranges widely, asking why a sense of place is important and posing questions about the forces in history that have led to its neglect and contemporary forces that conspire to diminish it.

Chapter headings include reference to corporate power food sovereignty and ecological restoration in the Scottish Highlands.

Sarah Davidson and Jeremy Kidwell will offer further reflections on the topic, followed by a drinks reception in the Rainy Hall.

  • Michael Northcott is Professor of Ethics in the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. He has written principally in the interdisciplinary area of ecology, religion and ethics.
  • Sarah Davidson is Director General of Communities in the Scottish Government, which emphasises the importance of place making and the empowerment of local communities.
  • Rev Dr Jeremy Kidwell is a post-doctoral researcher in the environmental humanities, based in the school of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh. His current research concerns community groups involved in sustainability and environmental activism in Scotland.


All are welcome