Culture, sport, health and wellbeing

Dr Bridget McConnell CBE – Chief Executive of Glasgow Life – chairs a panel discussion reflecting on the crucial role of sport, physical activity and cultural participation in broadening our understanding of health and wellbeing, and why culture and sport must underpin Scotland’s pandemic recovery.

Want to learn more about the Glasgow Life Community Activation Pilot, an emergency response to the challenges faced by the football community during the Covid-19 pandemic? Watch Get the gates open, a short film made by community film-maker Ellie Hutchinson as part of Inclusive services: people-centred support.


Dr Bridget McConnell CBE

Dame Katherine Grainger, Chair of UK Sport

Mel Young MBE, Chair of Sport Scotland, Founder of The Big Issue Scotland, President of Homeless World Cup

Dr Linda Irvine Fitzpatrick, Strategic Programme Manager, Thrive Edinburgh

About Curious

This event was part of the RSE’s summer events programme Curious. The RSE invites you to Curious, its summer events programme running from 09-27 August 2021. All eyes on Scotland’s leading thinkers in this thought-provoking series of free online talks and intimate conversations designed to question and inspire the world around us to reach new insights.