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Michael Mears at Just Festival

Michael Mears

2020 marks the 75th anniversary of the atomic bombings of Japan. This catastrophic event is referred to as ‘the mistake’ on the Peace Memorial in Hiroshima. learn more

Dr Sheila Hynd at Just Festival

The Countess of Fife

Dr Sheila Hynd at Just FestivalThe Countess of Fife is the next adventure for Dr Sheila Hynd aka Fay Fife from iconic Scottish pop punk outfit the Rezillos. learn more

Tomiwa Folorunso at Just Festival

Tomiwa Folorunso

Tomiwa Folorunso at Just FestivalTomiwa Folorunso is a writer, presenter and creative based in Edinburgh. Her work explores the experiences of marginalised voices and connecting people, ideas and stories.

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Isabel Moura Mendes at Just Festival

Isabel Moura Mendes

Isabel is a multilingual Portuguese-Cape Verdean international arts project manager, with a strong practice in international cultural relations, artistic exchange and African film curation. learn more

Joseph Malik at Just Festival

Joseph Malik

Joseph Malik has been fighting against racism since the day he was born being abandoned at the hospital by his white mother, being painted white aged 5. Then at age 14 being beaten close to death by 4 police officers and enduring decades of abuse and beatings in Glasgow.
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Stewart Kyasimire at Just Festival

Stewart Kyasimire

Stewart Kyasimire at Just FestivalFilm-maker Stewart Kyasimire directed BBC Scotland’s Black and Scottish. learn more

Darren McGarvey at Just Festival

Darren McGarvey

Darren McGarveyDarren McGarvey,  better known by the stage name Loki, is a writer, columnist and hip hop recording artist, who has made regular media appearances as a social commentator. learn more

Prof Rowland Kao at Just Festival

Professor Rowland Kao

Professor Rowland KaoProfessor Kao is the Sir Timothy O’Shea Professor of Veterinary Epidemiology and Data Science at the University of Edinburgh, and is working with Public Health Scotland on coronavirus. He is a member of the UK Government’s Science Advisory Council. learn more

Prof Devi Sridhar at Just Festival

Professor Devi Sridhar

Professor Devi SridharDevi Sridhar is Professor of Global Public Health, Head of the Global Health Governance Programme Usher Institute of Population Health Sciences and Informatics at Edinburgh Medical School, University of Edinburgh. learn more

Hodges and Coleman at just Festival

Jo Hodges and Robbie Coleman

Coleman and HodgesRobbie Coleman and Jo Hodges are multidisciplinary public artists based in Dumfries and Galloway, Scotland. Robbie Coleman has a background in sculpture and live art. He project manages large-scale public arts projects and is Co-Director of the D-LUX light festival and The Environmental Arts Festival Scotland. Jo Hodges is an artist, curator and producer with a background in Human Ecology, community development and social justice. learn more

Dr Michael Bonaventura

Natural Sciences trained, Mike Bonaventura holds an honorary professorship in the School of Interdisciplinary Studies at the University of Glasgow, a doctorate [PhD] in Artificial Intelligence, is an external examiner at the Centre for Climate Justice at Glasgow Caledonian University, is a (lapsed) chartered engineer [IEE C.Eng.] and co-inventor of three software patents in decision-making systems. learn more

Dr Stephen Reicher at Just Festival

Professor Stephen Reicher

Professor Stephen ReicherProfessor Stephen Reicher is the Bishop Wardlaw Professor of Social Psychology in the School of Psychology & Neuroscience , University of St Andrews. learn more

Joyce McMillan at Just Festival

Joyce McMillan

Joyce MacMillanJoyce McMillan is theatre critic of The Scotsman, and also writes a political and social commentary column for the paper. She has been involved in many campaigns for democracy and human rights, both in Scotland and internationally, and has been a freelance journalist, based in  Edinburgh, Scotland, for more than 30 years. learn more

Roman Krznaric at Just Festival

Roman Krznaric

Roman KrznaricRoman Krznaric is a public philosopher who writes about the power of ideas to change society. His books, including Empathy, The Wonderbox and Carpe Diem Regained, have been published in more than 20 languages. learn more

Richard Milne at Just Festival

Dr Richard Milne

Richard Milne at Just FestivalDr Richard Milne is a senior lecturer in evolutionary biology at the University of Edinburgh.
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Brian Beer at Just Festival

Brian Deer

Brian BeerBrian Deer is a multi-award-winning investigative reporter, best known for inquiries into the drug industry, medicine, and social issues for The Sunday Times of London. learn more

Nicola Osbourne at Just Festival

Nicola Osborne

Nicola Osborne

Nicola Osborne is Programme Manager for Creative Informatics, funded by the AHRC with support from the SFC and the City Region Deal Data Driven Innovation Initiative. Creative Informatics is part of the Creative Industries Clusters Programme managed by the Arts & Humanities Research Council as part of the Industrial Strategy.

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Rev Dr John Armes at Just Festival

The Rt. Revd. Dr John A. Armes

The Rt Revd Dr John A ArmesThe Rt Rev John Armes was consecrated as 26th Bishop of Edinburgh on 12 May 2012. Prior to this, he was rector of St John the Evangelist Church, Princes Street, Edinburgh and Dean of the Diocese of Edinburgh. learn more

Reverend Doctor Karen Georgia Thompson at Just Festival

The Reverend Doctor Karen Georgia Thompson

Reverend Doctor Karen Georgia Thompson at Just FestivalThe Reverend Doctor Karen Georgia Thompson, Associate General Minister, Wider Church Ministries and Operations Co-Executive for Global Ministries. learn more