Broadcaster Jon Snow to give lecture at Scots university

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By Cara Sulieman

BROADCASTER Jon Snow is coming to Scotland as part of a series of lectures at a top Scots university.

The Channel 4 news presenter will talk to his audience about the changing face of journalism.

It is part of a programme of free talks run by the University of Edinburgh focusing on the way the world is changing.

Our Changing World will see a broad range of topics covered by some of the world’s top experts.

Mr Snow will discuss the impact of new technology, including social media, on journalism and be asking if the profession is leaving or entering its ‘golden age’.

As well as his lecture, it will examine the challenges facing the world as it changes and how academics can help in dealing with them.

A broad range of topics will be covered including food, energy, clean water supply, the spread of disease and climate change.

The future role of stem cells will be discussed by Professor Siddharthan Chandran and Charles ffrench-Constant who will be involved in the creation of a MS clinic at the university which is being funded by a £10 million donation from JK Rowling.

And the UNESCO Chair of International Development, Professor Paul van Gardingen will be taking a talk called Global Challenges – the Perfect Storm?

All lectures in the series – which runs from September 28 to November 19 – are free.

Mr Snow’s talk will end the series on November 19 from 6.30pm at McEwan Hall.

Details on all the lectures and tickets can be found at www.ed.ac.uk/news/events/changing-world.

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