Chancellor Talks

Milton Glaser - March 2016

The inaugural talk was with the legendary NYC graphic designer and educator Milton Glaser was conducted from his base in New York. The audience heard Milton talk about this work and inspirations and he then welcomed a Q&A session.

Jeremy Thomas - June 2016

In June 2016 we hosted a second lecture with Jeremy Thomas, CBE who is a British film producer, founder and chairman of Recorded Picture Company. Jeremy produced Bernardo Bertolucci's ‘The Last Emperor’. This was conducted in the style of a ‘fireside talk’ at the Craiglockhart Campus with me interviewing Jeremy.

Ann Daniels - May 2017

For the third talk in June 2017 we welcomed the arctic Explorer Ann Daniel’s who gave a fascinating lecture about her various expeditions and motivations with this talk being popular with the younger audience. This too was hosted at our Craiglockhart Campus.

Rt Hon. James Wolffe QC - November 2017

The fourth talk saw The Lord Advocate James Woolfe QC who spoke on the subject “Law, democracy and fundamental rights”.

Mark Beaumont - October 2018

The fifth Chancellor Talk saw a sold-out audience welcome record breaking cyclist Mark Beaumont to Craiglockhart who shared the secrets behind his 18,000 mile, around-the-world, cycle. Assisted by his team, he completed the epic challenge in less than 80 days.

JJ Chalmers - March 2019


The sixth Chancellor Talk saw JJ Chalmers share his remarkable story of recovery after he was maimed by an explosion in Afghanistan in May 2011.

Kris Hallenga - January 2020

The seventh Chancellor Talk saw Kris Hallenga share her inspiring story of how her breast cancer diagnosis led her to launching the life-saving CoppaFeel! charity.