Scotland Schools’ Day Event

“The Royal Society for Asian Affairs, together with the Confucius Institute for Scotland and the University of Edinburgh, would like to invite your school, and in particular your S5 and S6 students, to attend a day of talks about aspects of Asia on Tuesday 3 October 2017. The aim is to introduce students to subjects and concepts they may not have previously explored and which will, we hope, inspire them. The conference is open to all in the 15-18 age-group. Those interested in pursuing geography, law, religion, international affairs, social sciences or Asian language pathways may find it particularly relevant.  This is the second Schools’ event in Scotland, building on our well-attended inaugural event in October 2015 and is officially supported by the Scottish Government. It will be held at the South Hall Complex, Pollock Halls, University of Edinburgh. 

The day is free and lunch is provided.

The day will feature a number of talks on policy, business and culture in Asia, together with language taster sessions in Hindi, Chinese and Japanese.  The full programme is being finalised but is likely to be as follows:

Welcome

Dr Alasdair Allan MSP, Scottish Minister for International Development

1020 – 1050      Talk: Learning Mandarin, and Adventures in China

James Brodie, Scotland Manager, China Britain Business Council

1050 – 1130      Talk: Opportunities in Japan

Mr Daisuke Matsunaga, Consul-General of Japan in Edinburgh

1130 – 1145      Refreshment Break

1145 – 12:45     Language Tasters

Break-out sessions with language tasters in Chinese, Hindi, or Japanese

1245 – 1330       Lunch

1330 – 1415      Talk:        

Ms Sophie Ibbotson, Adventurer, Travel Writer, and Entrepreneur

1415 – 1500      Talk: Japanese Monkey Culture, and Being a Global Scientist

Dr Claire Watson, Research Fellow in Primatology, Kyoto University, Japan

Travel bursaries are available to low-income schools and students.

If you require further information please contact Shaun McPhee, of the RSAA by email to shaunmcphee@rsaa.org.uk or by telephone on 07913346611. If you wish to register, please use the form below.

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