Alison Swinfen (works as Alison Phipps)

Alison Swinfen

Congratulations to Community Member Alison Phipps on receiving the 2019 Minerva Medal from the Royal Philosophical Society of Glasgow.

The Society was founded in 1802 “to aid the study, diffusion, and advancement of the arts and sciences with their applications, and the better understanding of public affairs”.   Over two centuries later, it still meets regularly and the topics addressed are diverse. The Society contributes to and enriches public life in the West of Scotland and each year organises a lecture series with speakers who are are national and international experts in their various fields.

Alison – The UNESCO Chair in refugee integration through languages and the arts at the University of Glasgow –  gave this year’s ‘Minerva Lecture’ entitled ‘Between a border and a breath: refugee integration through languages and the arts’ and was subsequently presented with the Minerva Medal. 

The Lecture was recorded and we will post a link once it has been uploaded to the web.  In the meantime, for more information about the remaining lectures in the 2018-19 series see here.

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