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(The speakers’ name and title are listed as they were at the time of the lecture)

2013 Scotland, Naturally!

Professor Aubrey Manning

Professor Iain Stewart

Lady Claire Macdonald

Nigel Pope

Professor J. Murray Roberts

Ken McGoogan

Dr Walter M. Stephen

Dr David Hetherington

Dalziel and Scullion

2011/2012 Extraordinary Feats, Extraordinary People

Sue Black

Jocelyn Bell Burnell

Pinky Lilani

Mark Cousins

Magnus Macfarlane Barrow

Lord David Puttnam

Kate Adie

His Holiness the 14th Dalai Lama

George Kerr

Olivia Giles

2010/2011 Talking Cities

Professor Alberto Magnaghi

Greg Clark

Andrew Dixon

Professor Bruce J. Katz

Ian Rankin

Lin Anderson

Deyan Sudjic OBE

Nicholas Phillipson

James Robertson

Rick Mather

Professor Susan Roaf

Andy Brydon

2009/10 – Making Scotland

Baroness Helena Kennedy
Peter Lederer
Eric Booth
Neil McDonald, Richard Downes, Dr Mark Jardine, Dr Catriona MacDonald, Ruth Wishart
HRH Prince El Hassan bin Talal
John Byrne
Hannah McGill
Harry Reid and Richard Holloway
Rt Hon Alex Salmond
Professor Dorrik Stow
Brian Taylor
Professor Sergio Della Sala

2008/9 Chinese Connections

Professor Stephen Blackmore
Dr Linda Yueh
Natascha Gentz, Duncan Hewitt, Lindsey Hilsum, Ma Jianguo
James Kynge
Professor Craig Clunas
Dr Jung Chang
Will Hutton
David Windmill, Iain Valentine, Stephen Woollard

2007/8 Changing Landscapes

Astronaut Dr Jay Apt,
Cosmonaut Viktor Petrovich Savinykh
Cosmonaut Sergei Vasilyevich Avdeev
Malcolm Cooper
Professor Tom Devine
Professor David Spergel
Jill Fullerton-Smith
Alan Grant
Professor Aubrey Manning OBE
Tim Waterstone
Gareth Hoskins
Professor Tom Nairn

2006/7 Inspiring People

Doug Allan
Mel Young
Charlie Langhorne
Dr Colin McDowell
Professor Sue Black
Sir Tom Hunter
Norman Drummond
Susan Rice
Professor Martin Kemp

2005/6 Body and soul

Dr Norman Croucher
Sir Alfred Cuschieri
Dr Josep Figueras, Simon Stevens and Dr Kevin Woods
Dr Ian Jackson
Professor Arnold Maran
Professor Andrew Morris and Professor David Porteous
Dr Geoff Mulgan
Ethan Nadelmann
Professor David I Rowley
Professor Alexander McCall Smith
Professor Semir Zeki

2004/5 Scotland Now

Elish Angiolini
Ginnie Atkinson, Claire Chapman, Mark Cousins, Morgan Petrie
Stuart Cosgrove
Tia DeNora, Alex Kapranos, James MacMillan and Professor Nigel Osborne
Murray Grigor
Professor Roland Jung and Dr James Robson
Jackie Kay, James Roberston and Ali Smith
Professor Malcolm Longair
Kim Winser

2003/4 New Europe: World Views

Neal Ascherson
Sir Ken Collins
Jonathan Faull
Simon Guild
Sir John Holmes
Professor Danuta Hübner
Sir John Kerr
Allan Little
Nikolaus van der Pas

2002/3 Freedoms

Clive Fairweather
Right Reverend Richard Holloway
Fergal Keane
Stephen Lewis
Lindiwe Mabuza
Richard Murphy
Alastair Reid
Rt Hon Lord Robertson of Port Ellen
Princess Basma bint Talal

2001/2 Frontiers

Charles Beichman
Professor Kurt Biedenkopf
Bonnie Dunbar
Reinhold Ewald
Alastair Fothergill
Tim Heron and Ben Sharples
Professor Chrisptoher Haslett
Colin Hicks
Brian Jones
Professor Richard Kenway
Frank Longhurst
Professor Colin Pillinger
David Southwood
John Young

2000/1 Rights and Responsibilities

Robert Beattie
Professor Nicholas Hastie
Professor Stephen Hawking
Seamus Heaney
Geir Lundestad
Sheena McDonald
Prof Sheila McLean
James Orr
Ian Pearson
Rt Hon Malcolm Rifkind
Lord Ross
Steven Smith
Rebecca Wallace

1999/2000 New Millennium – New Horizons

Judge Hanne Sofie Greve
Sir Robert May
Jackie Stewart
Sheila McKechnie
Prof Pamela Munn
Prof Archie Brown
Prof Ian Wilmut
Reinhold Ewald
Prof Susan Greenfield
Michael Stabenow

1998/9 Scotland’s Parliament and Scotland’s Future

Bertie Ahern
Professor Alice Brown and Professor David McCrone
Tam Dalyell
Rt Hon Donald Dewar
Hon Judge David A O Edward
John Harding
Magnus Linklater
John McGrath
Enric Miralles Y Moya
Professor Mikhail Piotrovsky

1997/8 Europe and the Commonwealth

His Excellency Fidel V Ramos
Mwalimu Julius Nyerere
HRH The Princess Royal
Sir Leon Brittan
Prof Herb Stovel Rt Hon
Jordi Pujol Rt Hon
Clare Short
Lady Balfour of Burleigh

1996/7 Cities and Communities

Kamlesh Bahl
Jack Diamond
Rt Hon Michael Forsyth
Zaha Hadid
Cliff Hague
John Montgomery
James Naughtie
Stanton Newman
Sara Parkin
Sir David Puttnam
Sir Stewart Sutherland

1995/6 Special Relationships

Hon William J Crowe Jr
Professor John Erickson and Andrei S Parastaev
Raye Farr
Robert Fisk
Pauline Green
Rt Hon Neil Kinnock
Phyllis Lambert
Sir Alastair Morton
Sir Robin Renwick
Rt Hon Malcolm Rifkind
Jon Snow
Rt Hon Sir David Steel

1994 Europe and Beyond

Esko Aho
Jens Bernsen and Kenneth Grange
Gordon Brown
Isabel Hilton
Clive Jones
FW De Klerk
Rt Hon Lord Jenkins of Hillhead
Rt Hon Ian Lang
Professor Neil MacCormick
William McNaught
Helen Suzman
Mark Tully

1993 Europe and the New World Order

Joan Bakewell
Baroness Chalker of Wallasey
Professor Linda Colley
Uffe Ellemann-Jensen
Dr Chris Gibson-Smith
Mikhail Gorbachev
Rt Hon Roy Hattersley
Professor Peter Jones
Sir John Kerr
Professor Vladimir Kollontai
Sir Richard Rogers
Tim Sebastian
Rt Hon Professor Shirley Williams

1992 A window on Europe

Professor Adrian Bird
Judge David Edward
Jan Egeland
His Excellency Gennady Gerasimov
Rt Hon Sir Edward Heath
Helena Kennedy
Professor Juliet Lodge
David Martin
Lord Palumbo
Prof William Paterson
Professor Edward Said
John Simpson
Rt Hon John Smith
Sir Crispin Tickell Dr Marina Warner

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