“Macmillan Talks” allows speakers from all backgrounds and professions to join us weekly to engage in our themes of the week / month.
Discussion Forum • Podcast • Review
The Macmillan encourages students at the University of Edinburgh and beyond, who are intellectually curious and want to know more about a given field, whether it be science, foreign affairs, politics, and economics, to engage in robust conversations.
We are still recruiting on a rolling basis.
AGM positions open for application
1. Podcast Editors x2
2. Head of Marketing x1
3. Marketing Officers x3
4. Graphic Designers x2
5. Outreach Officers x3
6. Macmillan Review Chief Opinion Editor x1
Macmillan Review Founding Editorial Board
Vacancies available for: Head Section Editor, Head Copyeditor, Head of Production, Head of Marketing.
Each position requires 3-4 hours of time commitment per week, and experience working for a publication and within a given section is extremely advantageous but not required if sufficient enthusiasm and drive is expressed.
The role includes working with the Welfare and Diversity team to ensure the outreach, activities, marketing and content of The Macmillan is diverse and accessible, specifically from a LGBTQIA+/BAME perspective.
Applications close soon.
Macmillan Talks Podcast
In Conversation with Racism Unmasked
This week, we speak to Kanto from Racism Unmasked, an organization created at the end of last year to combat racism in Edinburgh. With the rise of anti-Asian racism post COVID-19, we delve into the recent attacks on Asian people, microaggressions and what Racism Unmasked has been up to thus far.
TW: discussions of race, racial abuse, trauma and aggressions.
Shining a Light on Eating Disorders
This week we are joined by two guests to shed a light on eating disorders. We discuss ED development, recovery as well as the effect of lockdown on those who suffer from an ED.
Bettina hosts a podcast which breaks the stigma around eating disorders and mental health. Eleanor volunteers at BEAT, the UK's leading charity, supporting those
affected by eating disorders and
campaigning on their behalf.
TW: discussion of eating disorders, body hatred/dysmorphia, fatphobia
Fake News; in Conversation with Polis Analysis
On this episode of Macmillan Talks we discuss fake news with Geremia Lizier-Zmudzinski who is Assistant Head of Research at Polis Analysis. We discuss how the idea of fake news entered the mainstream, as well as the potential threat it posed to democracy.
Geremia focuses on technology, fake news, and US politics in his work as researcher at Polis Analysis. He is a graduate of the University of Puget Sound in Tacoma, WA and currently resides in Seattle, WA where he works as a contractor at Microsoft. In his free time he enjoys reading, running and cross country road tripping. Geremia has road tripped across the US five times during the pandemic.
Bitcoin and Cryptocurrency: Is it for me?
In this episode we discuss Bitcoin and cryptocurrency investment with our guests Max and Hector. Join us as we talk about what Bitcoin is and related topcs such as how to invest safely as students, and the rising popularity now and in the future of Bitcoin.
Max (@wholegraincryptomax) is a Bitcoin user who has generated wealth through bitcoin investment. 👨💻
Hector (@cryptocomix1) is a Tiktok content creator teaching about bitcoin and cryptocurrency. 👨💻
We hope you guys enjoy this podcast! 📱