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
Stephen Wright
Director, Fair Pley
Producer of the Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas
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
We worked with Beata on PhD in an Hour
Lisa Thompson
Lisa Thompson Creative
We worked with Lisa on Explorathon