Iain Macwhirter is inaugurated as Lord Rector in Old College. Photo by Ric Lander (cc).
Iain closed his address to the University by saying:
People say that students are apathetic and apolitical, but I can confirm that on this issue they aren’t. Right now we are seeing the first generation of graduates which has taken on board the full implications of climate change and is already, in the transition university concept, trying to live as if in the first days of a sustainable future. I am confident that the political establishment is going to be challenged by activists who are a lot more organised and sophisticated than the lifestyle radicals of my generation. It is to them that I owe my victory in this rectorial election, I honour their determination not to allow their planet to be destroyed simply because no one could be bothered to do anything about it.
Iain Macwhirter, 10th March 2009 (full text here)
From now on, you can find out what the Rector is doing and keep in contact at the Office of the Rector website.