A Tale of Two Amys
Amy Jardine (above) of St Andrew's First Aid won the title Scotland Young Thinker of the Year at the recent autumn course of the programme in Gretna Green. Her winning paper on human rights was praised by the adjudicators for its striking phrase-making and intellectual maturity.
A second Amy – Amy Chilman of Aberdeenshire Council – was runner-up for an intriguing paper in praise of introverts, who must survive in a society often dominated by extroverts.
Pamela Logan of Edinburgh Napier University was highly commended for a paper on the consequences of our tendency to attribute human qualities to animals.
Yoana Atanasova of Aberdeenshire Council won the award for best On The Spot for an original presentation imagining the earth as a living creature.
Every year we make the award of UK and Ireland Young Thinker of the Year to the delegate considered by the team to be the most outstanding of the year. The current holder of the title is Anne-Marie Pollock from Ireland (above).
Who will it be this year? Watch this space!