Carol Craig is the Centre's Chief Executive. She is author of The Scots' Crisis of Confidence, Creating Confidence: A Handbook for Professionals Working with Young People, The Tears that Made the Clyde: Well-being in Glasgow and The Great Takeover: How materialism, the media and markets now dominate our lives. She is Commissioning editor for the Postcards from Scotland series. Carol blogs on confidence, well-being, inequality, every day life and some of the great challenges of our time. The views she expresses are her own unless she specifically states that they reflect the Centre's thinking.
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One of the most popular features of many Centre events has been the contribution of Phil Hanlon - Professor of Public Health at Glasgow University and a member of the Centre's board. Phil has a tremendous way of addressing an audience - fluent, natural and intellectually challenging. Indeed even at our big Vanguard Programme featuring international heavy weights like Professor Martin Seligman the consensus was, as one Englishman put it, it was the local guy who 'stole the show'.
Now you can sit in the comfort of your own home and hear Phil analyse some of the big issues of our time - health, the environment, materialism... . Indeed you can do more than that you can also access lots of interesting papers. This is all possible as Phil and some colleagues have created a new website called Afternow. It is not only visually attractive and fresh but also full of interesting resources such as videos, podcasts and papers. Indeed Phil and the team are really doing something special here in showing how the internet can be used to communicate complex ideas.
But don't take my word for it. Have a look yourself.