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2019 David Hume Lecture

  • Auditorium, University of Edinburgh Business School 29 Buccleuch Place Edinburgh, EH8 9JS United Kingdom (map)

The 2019 Annual David Hume Lecture will be given by Darren McGarvey, Scottish writer, activist, social commentator and rapper ‘Loki’.

Darren grew up in Pollok, where he experienced the effects of extreme poverty and addiction, and was part of the Poverty Truth Commission hosted in Glasgow in 2009. He is also a community activist, encouraging young people to explore important issues through music and language. In 2015 he was the first ever ‘Rapper-in-Residence’ with Police Scotland’s Violence Reduction Unit.

Darren has written for the Scotsman, Holyrood Magazine and is a regular contributor to the BBC, STV and other national media. In 2018 he won the Orwell Prize for Poverty Safari, which also appeared in the David Hume Institute’s 2018 First Minister’s Summer Reading List.

This free event is being held in partnership with the University of Edinburgh Business School. Registration and coffee are from 6pm and the lecture will be followed by a wine reception.

We expect tickets to go fast, so please register now.

UPDATE: Apologies, this event is now fully booked.