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Lecture Series

Contemporary Global Challenges: From Scotland to the World 

St Mary’s College, Lecture Theatre 2

Wednesdays from 1pm-2pm

Convenor: Dr David Evans

A research-led lecture and seminar series designed to allow BA (International Honours) students to explore some of the key contexts within which twenty-first century graduates will find themselves working.


Lecture title


Week 1

Welcome to (Medieval) St Andrews 

Dr Christine McGladdery, History

Week 2

Natural Resources: A blessing or a curse?

Dr Radek Stefanski, Economics

Week 3

Cinema and the British Empire 

Dr Tom Rice, Film Studies 

Week 4

Meet with the Pro Dean

Brew Pub, South Street

Week 5

Literary Judgement and Cultural Identity 

Dr Tom Jones, English 

Week 7

Child displacement during the Cold War      

Dr Stavroula Pipyrou, Social Anthropology 

Week 8

Chinese Engagement in Africa 

Prof Ian Taylor, IR 

Week 9

Meet with the Pro Dean

Brew Pub, South Street 

Week 10

Affect in German Techno Music 

Dr Tom Smith, German

Week 11

 The Surprising Edward Lear: Artist, Composer Master of Nonsence

Dr Sara Lodge, English 


General enquiries

Collaborations and Study Abroad
University of St Andrews
St Katharine's West
16 The Scores
St Andrews
Fife, KY16 9AX
Scotland, UK

Phone: +44 (0)1334 462245

CSA student consultation hours:

2pm to 4pm, Monday to Friday during term time

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