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  • 8. The Herzfeld Prize 2024 podcast

    09:18
    HIV/AIDs Research Pioneer Dr. Mardge Cohen Receives the 2024 Gertrude Herzfeld Prize for Health Presented by the Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre and the Royal College of Surgeons of EdinburghOn 3 March 2024 at the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Dr. Mardge Cohen, a prominent figure in HIV advocacy and women's health for over 45 years who serves as the Medical Director of Women Equity in AIDS Care and Treatment Rwanda (WE-ACT×) and practises at Boston Health Care for the Homeless, received the Third Biennial Herzfeld Prize. The award was presented by the official representative of the Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Kirsty Mozolowski; the Head of the College of Medicine and Veterinary Sciences at the University of Edinburgh, Professor David Argyle; Chair of EJCC, Janet Mundy; the Lord Provost of the City of Edinburgh, the Right Honourable Robert Aldridge, and his Consort, Dr. Colin Cunningham; and Chair of the Herzfeld Prize 2024, Hannah Handelman.The Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre and The Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh proudly honour the memory and achievements of the pioneering surgeon who was the second female fellow and the first female practising fellow of the College, Dr. Gertrude Herzfeld (1890-1981). Dr. Herzfeld was one of the first female surgeons to work in Scotland and was a pioneering Jewish female paediatric surgeon in Edinburgh.The Herzfeld Prize Committee is most grateful to all of the supporters whose generosity has enabled us to honour an outstanding Jewish woman in health care:Dr David Argyle, Balmoral Hotel, Dr David Connan, Jan Cutting, Edinburgh Jewish Cultural Centre, University of Edinburgh Medical School, Professor Joe Goldblatt, Kate Goodwin, Dr David Grant, Hannah Handelman, Sarah Hutton, Dr Hynda Kleinman, Dr David Kluth, Adam and Keyeong Leven, Mike Leven, Harriet Lyall, Stephanie Mitchell, N. Dann Moss, Mariette Naud-Betteridge, Pace Print Edinburgh Ltd, Leon Pomerance, Hendersons Restaurant, Rachel Pomerance Berl, Mitch Pomerance, Jewish Renaissance Magazine, The Jewish Telegraph, Royal College of Surgeons of Edinburgh, Hannah Schlesinger Brodie, Dr Arindam Sinha, Dr Eric Straka and Ten Hill Place Hotel

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  • 7. Writers Live event 18th Feb 24 - Rodge Glass

    14:48
    Rodge Glass is the award-winning author of eight books across fiction and nonfiction. His biography of Alasdair Gray, whose novel Poor Things has recently been adapted into a major new film, won a Somerset Maugham Award for nonfiction. Now Rodge is about to publish his own autobiographical memoir, Joshua in the Sky, a chapter of which won the 2023 Anne Brown Essay Prize. Set across England and Scotland, the book tells the story of one man’s attempt to come to make sense of the death of his nephew from a rare blood condition both share. This is an edited version of David Ian Neville's interview with Rodge at the event Writers Live, Writing Lives on 18th February 2024 at Southside Community Centre in Edinburgh, supported by the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature Fund and Netherlee & Clarkston Charitable Trust.Image courtesy of Alan Dimmick.
  • 6. Writers Live event 18th Feb 24 - Sara Sheridan

    14:26
    Sara Sheridan is a writer and activist who is interested particularly in female history. She has written more than 20 books. Truth or Dare, her first novel, received a Scottish Library Award and was shortlisted for the Saltire. In 2019 Sara remapped Scotland according to women’s history for Historic Environment Scotland – the resulting book Where are the Women was listed as one of the David Hume Institute’s Books of the Year 2019. In it, she imagined several monuments to the witches. In 2022 her novel The Fair Botanists was chosen as Waterstones’ Scottish Book of the Year.This is an edited version of Rodge Glass’s interview with Sara at the event Writers Live, Writing Lives on 18th February 2024 at Southside Community Centre in Edinburgh, supported by the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature Fund and Netherlee & Clarkston Charitable Trust.
  • 5. Writers Live event 18th Feb 24 - Eleanor Thom

    14:15
    Eleanor Thom is the author of Connective Tissue. Set in South-West Scotland, 2010, air-traffic controller Helena's baby is born with unexplained paralysis. Faced with an unforgiving medical establishment, she turns to the Jewish grandmother she never knew, unfolding the past in search of answers. Eleanor's first novel won the Saltire First Book of the year in 2009, and she works as the Communities Writer in Residence for the Edinburgh International Book Festival.This is an edited version of David Ian Neville's interview with Eleanor at the event Writers Live, Writing Lives on 18th February 2024 at Southside Community Centre in Edinburgh, supported by the Scottish Book Trust Live Literature Fund and Netherlee & Clarkston Charitable Trust.
  • 4. The Burns Night Schmooze

    10:33
    The Edinburgh Jewish Community celebrates Scotland's bard at a Burns Supper. Here David Ian Neville, Ella Lambert and other performers at the Supper give a taste of what Robert Burns means to us as Jews in Scotland.
  • 3. The Chanukah Schmooze!

    11:16
    David Ian Neville and Ella Lambert schmooze about Chanukah and ask members of the Edinburgh Jewish community what the festival means to them. Is there a right way to eat latkes? Join the debate!
  • 1. From Kosher to Kilts

    58:51
    David Ian Neville goes behind the scenes at Jewish Renaissance magazine for an in depth interview with the Editor, Rebecca Taylor. Jewish Renaissance is a quarterly magazine exploring Jewish life, arts and culture in the UK and around the world. This summer's edition, Kilts, Whisky, Poetry and Pipers, includes a tour of Jewish Scotland, the Edinburgh Festivals and much more. Rebecca talks about how each edition of the magazine is planned and produced. We also hear about the live and online events Jewish Renaissance creates and how the magazine shines a spotlight on far reaching Jewish communities we may not have heard much about.