Peacebuilding and Music

Peacebuilding and Music

Join us for a special seminar on peacebuilding and music, with Professor Rachel Beckles Willson from Royal Holloway, University of London. We’ll be exploring some of the challenges facing peacebuilding through music, and hearing Rachel talk about her research in the West Bank.

Places are limited, so please book your free ticket online for this event using this link:


Summer Event: Jolyon Mitchell at the Edinburgh International Festival

On Thursday 30 August, Professor Jolyon Mitchell will take part in an interactive workshop at the Truce event at the Edinburgh International Festival. The event will address truce in the arts, and will also feature the composer and Reid Professor Nigel Osborne, Dr Igor Stiks and Dr Olga Taxidou. For tickets and more details on the event, please see the Festival’s website:

Photo credit: “peace dove” by Jeff Attaway

Micheal O’Siadhail Poetry Reading

The Centre for Theology and Public Issues and Faith in Older People present

New Poetry by

Micheal O’Siadhail

Poetry Reading
Thursday 31st, May 2012
Martin Hall
New College
University of Edinburgh

Micheal O’Siadhail is one of Ireland’s best known contemporary poets. His thirteen published collections include Tongues (2010), Globe (2007) and Love Life (2005). He has been awarded an Irish American Cultural Institute prize (1982), a Toonder prize (1998) and was short-listed for the Wingate Jewish Quarterly Prize (2003). Micheal has read and broadcast his poetry widely in Europe, North America and Japan.