Niall Ferguson’s Reith Lecture 2012 series, entitled The Rule of Law and its Enemies, will demonstrate that historical change in the modern period – from economic growth to democratization – has been driven mainly by institutions: those complex, man-made organisations that lie somewhere between great men and impersonal historical forces. Ferguson’s lectures aim to push beyond naïve ideas about the success of capitalism and democracy over the past two centuries, and especially in the years since the Cold War. He will deliver the lectures in London, Edinburgh and New York, with audience contributions from the Middle East.
Martin Currie Investment Management Ltd., an Edinburgh-based fund management group, was fined about $14 million by finance regulators in the U.S. and U.K. for manipulating a client to aid a hedge fund the firm managed.
Crewe Toll’s cycling fire-fighters called in on a flying visit to Oaklands School this afternoon. The guys from White Watch are on the homeward leg of their Land’s End to John o’ Groats charity cycle challenge, and they stopped off at the Ferry Road school to present a cheque for £8000.
Edinburgh & Leith, despite carving out an early advantage, lost by two shots against West Lothian in a thrilling opening match in the East section of the Cities & Counties bowls Championship at Pumpherston.
Pilton Community Health Project’s ANITA AGGARWAL tells us about North Edinburgh’s new food forum … and rhubarb! ‘Food for thought’ – Pilton’s community food forum It’s a winner of a name and an idea that is starting to bear fruit. The newly established community food forum is now called ‘food for thought’. John Muir, who works at West Pilton Neighbourhood Centre, won the competition to name the group and a shiny new recipe book. We had plenty of other good entries, we thought this one summed up our ideas best.