Who’s involved?

The four universities in Edinburgh work together to form the Beltane Network.

The representatives are:

  • Dawn Smith, Public Engagement Officer, Edinburgh Napier University
  • Laura Wicks, Public Engagement Lead, Heriot-Watt University
  • Miriam Smith, Business Development Manager, Queen Margaret University
  • Fiona Murray, Public Engagement Manager, University of Edinburgh

As universities, we work with many key individuals and organisations, without whom many of our activities could not happen. They include:

Susan Morrison
Comedian, newspaper columnist and director of Scotland’s History Festival
Compere of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas and source of about a million ideas and contacts
Jojo Sutherland
Comedian and compere for the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas
Stephen Wright
Director, Fair Pley
Producer of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas
The Stand Comedy Club
Supportive hosts of Bright Club and the Cabaret of Dangerous IdeasĀ 
Lewis Hou
Neuroscience researcher, founder of the Science Ceilidh band, initiator and coordinator of Fun Palaces Scotland and freelance science communicator
Beata Skobodzinska
Director, Just Festival
Jamie Gallagher
Science Communicator, event host and expert public engagement trainer