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Sir Geoff Palmer installed as Chancellor at Heriot-Watt

Professor Sir Geoffrey Palmer has been installed as the new Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University.A small ceremony was held on Friday with around 180 invited guests. The role of Chancellor means that Sir Geoff...

Sir Geoff Palmer is appointed Chancellor of Heriot-Watt University

Heriot-Watt University announced today that Sir Geoff Palmer has been appointed the new Chancellor. He will be officially inaugurated in October at the University's bicentennial celebrations.Sir Geoff who is a well known and respected...

Chair of Slavery and Colonialism Review group explains their remit

The council set up an independent review last summer to consider and make recommendations on connections between Edinburgh and slavery or the legacy of colonialism in the civic realm.The group is made...

Melville Monument will tell the true story of Henry Dundas

Although a committee was formed two years ago and more to draft the wording of a plaque for the Melville Monument, it has taken the momentum from Black Lives Matter protests after the death...

VIDEO – Sir Geoffrey Palmer at Black Lives Matter in Edinburgh

At the Black Lives Matter protest in Holyrood Park, one of the key speeches was made by Sir Geoffrey Palmer.We have already interviewed Sir Geoff about the slave trade in Edinburgh and the...

The evidence of slavery is all around us in Edinburgh

Recently I met with Sir Geoffrey Palmer in Forth Street at the east end of the New Town. There was a purpose in our meeting there. He had dropped into an earlier conversation with...

Edinburgh’s links to the slave trade exposed

At a lecture to be held in Edinburgh tonight the human rights activist Sir Geoff Palmer OBE will expose the capital as a beneficiary of a relationship with slavery.Sir Geoff is Professor Emeritus in the...

Sir Geoff stars in government film

A new campaign relating personal stories of those who came to Scotland from overseas and made their lives here features an esteemed brew master and cereal grain scientist from Heriot-Watt.Sir Godfrey Henry Oliver Palmer,...


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