Polly Toynbee and David Walker: In Conversation

Polly Toynbee and David Walker: In Conversation

Polly Toynbee and David Walker join Professor Chris Carter to discuss their dream government, constructing an imaginary cabinet from politicians of the past half century. They will also reflect on Labour's problems, Brexit and what to do about it... 

Jim Naughtie – My Life in Broadcasting

Jim Naughtie – My Life in Broadcasting

Jim Naughtie is one of Britain’s most distinguished radio broadcasters and journalists. Best known for co-presenting Radio 4’s Today programme, Jim talks to Chris Carter about highlights from his life in broadcasting, sharing insights about American Presidential Elections, 4am starts, writing novels and the art of the political interview. 

Will Hutton – Brexit and the Future of Social Democracy

Will Hutton – Brexit and the Future of Social Democracy

Will Hutton is one of Britain’s best-known public intellectuals. In a distinguished career, Will has served as BBC Economics Editor, Chief Executive of the Work Foundation, Editor of the Observer newspaper and is currently Principal of Hertford College at Oxford University... 

John Prescott: In Conversation

John Prescott: In Conversation

John Prescott, returns to the Edinburgh Fringe after his sell-out performance last year. In conversation with Chris Carter, John will discuss key events from his long and distinguished political career... 

Chris Mullin: In Conversation

Chris Mullin: In Conversation

Chris Mullin returns to the Business School to reflect on the great political disasters he’s known, in conversation with Professor Chris Carter. Back by popular demand, this talk is part of the Media Series at the Fringe, where prominent and influential public figures reflect on the current political and media scene. 

Vince Cable: In Conversation

Vince Cable: In Conversation

Professor Chris Carter welcomes distinguished economist and highly respected parliamentarian, Rt Hon Sir Vince Cable. The former Liberal Democrat cabinet minister discusses his time at the heart of the coalition government, economics and forays into ballroom dancing... 

John Prescott: In Conversation

John Prescott: In Conversation

Lord John Prescott discusses his career in the public eye. One of the most recognisable and formidable politicians of his generation, the former Deputy Prime Minister joins Professor Chris Carter to share what it was like to serve at the heart of Blair’s government... 

Adam Boulton: In Conversation

Adam Boulton: In Conversation

Professor Chris Carter welcomes one of the leading journalists of our time, Sky News political editor Adam Boulton, to share his take on the leaders and major events that have provided the backdrop to his distinguished career... 

David Steel: My Life in Politics

David Steel: My Life in Politics

Lord David Steel joins Professor Chris Carter to reflect on an illustrious career in public life. Listen as he discusses his battles steering reforming legislation through Parliament, three general elections as Liberal Party leader, and his term as the Scottish Parliament’s inaugural Presiding Officer... 

Polly Toynbee and David Walker

Polly Toynbee and David Walker

Polly Toynbee and David Walker are two of Britain’s leading social democratic commentators and policy analysts. They join Professor Chris Carter to discuss their latest book, Cameron’s Coup, the current political scene, the future for social democracy, and what it’s like to contemplate life at the Guardian newspaper post-Alan Rusbridger... 

Alan Johnson

Alan Johnson

Professor Chris Carter talks to the Rt Hon Alan Johnson about his career in the trade unions, Labour party politics, and his time as a government minister and author. Johnson will discuss the current political scene and the future for centre-left politics in the UK... 

John Bercow

John Bercow

The Rt Hon John Bercow is one of the best known modern British parliamentarians, gaining great praise for his role as the Speaker of the House of Commons. Professor Chris Carter talks to Bercow about his career in politics, the role of Speaker and the future for the Westminster Parliament... 

Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee

Polly Toynbee, a Guardian columnist, is one of the most influential social democratic thinkers in Britain. Chris Carter will talk to Polly about the affirmative role of effective social affairs and political journalism. 

Dr Simon Gage OBE - Director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival

Dr Simon Gage OBE - Director of the Edinburgh International Science Festival

The EClub, the active networking club based at the University of Edinburgh Business School, is delighted to host Simon as part of our Fringe series. After obtaining his PhD at the University of Edinburgh, Simon joined the Edinburgh International Science Festival in 1990 and a year later established the now highly popular Schools Touring Programme which in 2009/10 toured to 60,000 pupils across Scotland... 

Peter Jay

Peter Jay

Peter Jay, once described as ‘Britain’s cleverest young man’ held key positions at The Times, LWT, TVAM, the BBC, and served as British Ambassador to Washington. Renowned as a leading media thinker/strategist, he talks to Chris Carter. 

Chris Mullin

Chris Mullin

Chris Mullin – ex government minister, investigative journalist, and best-selling diarist – talks to Chris Carter about the issues of press regulation and ownership in the aftermath of the Leveson Inquiry... 

Ray Perman

Ray Perman

Ray Perman is a well-known journalist and author of Hubris, the seminal account of the collapse of the Bank of Scotland. He talks to Chris Carter about the possibilities of financial journalism. 

Gavin Esler

Gavin Esler

Gavin Esler is an award-winning BBC broadcaster, journalist and author, and Chancellor of the University of Kent. Chris Carter talks to him about the implications of the public's loss of trust in many key institutions. 

Iain Martin

Iain Martin

A well known political journalist with the Sunday Telegraph and former editor of the Scotsman. Chris Carter talks to Iain Martin about his highly acclaimed book on the collapse of RBS, Making It Happen. 

Janine Matheson - Director of Creative Edinburgh

Janine Matheson - Director of Creative Edinburgh

The E Club, the active networking club based at the University of Edinburgh Business School, is delighted to host Janine Matheson as part of our Fringe series. In addition to being Director of Creative Edinburgh, Janine is a freelance Creative Producer, Curator and Artist, working on a variety of projects, platforms and experiences within the creative and entrepreneurial sectors... 

James McVeigh - Head of Marketing and Innovation at Festivals Edinburgh

James McVeigh - Head of Marketing and Innovation at Festivals Edinburgh

The Edinburgh Entrepreneurship Club, the active networking club based at the University of Edinburgh Business School, is delighted to host James McVeigh as part of our Fringe series...