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Election, Engineering and Abolition

Election Question Time Lesley Riddoch Paxmans-up to chair a Question Time-style debate with a veritable throng of Scottish Parliament luminaries: MSPs Tommy Sheridan, Colin Fox (SSP), Margo MacDonald, Sarah Boyack (Labour), Murdo Fraser (Conservative) and Mark Ballard MP (Green). McEwan Hall, Edinburgh, Mon 19 Mar.

EngineerAid: Innovation Challenge Have you ever watched Scrapheap Challenge and known that you could do better? EngineerAid is looking for teams and enthusiastic individual engineers. All sponsorship money raised goes to charity. Contact challenge@EngineerAid.com for more info. Sat 24 Mar, Edinburgh Training Centre.

Bicentenary of Abolition 2007 marks 200 years since the Abolition of Slavery Act was passed in Britain. While this is obviously a cause for celebration, a number of organisations and institutions in Edinburgh and Glasgow are marking the occasion by taking a long hard look at Scotland’s involvement in the Atlantic slave trade. A month-long series of lectures, exhibitions, marches and discussions start on Sunday 25 Mar - for further information see www.onescotland.com

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