On Wednesday 18th November the School of Media, Culture and Society of UWS was delighted to present the inauguaral lectures of new Honorary Professors, Katherine Trebeck of Oxfam GB and Gerry McCartney of NHS Health Scotland. The lectures were presented to an audience of over 150, drawn from UWS staff, students, representatives of community oganisations, and a wide range of government, public sector and third sector agencies, as well as other universities, and of course from Oxfam.
The lectures from Gerry and Katherine were both on a theme which had great salience during the debated around the 2014 Scottish Independence Referendum – the theme of social justice.
Gerry presentend on Social Justice? Health inequalities after the Referendum (Powerpoint presentation, use ‘view slide show’ and use ‘down key’ to move within as well as between slides – and video below).
Katherine presented on Realising Social Justice in a World of Multiple Crisis: Lessons from Near and Far (Prezi accessed via internet and video below).
The lectures set the stage for a lively discussion, both within the lecture hall and also, later in a meeting of the UWS-Oxfam Partnership Policy Forum, also on the theme of Social Justice – “Realising Social Justice: People, Politics, Policies”.