Mitchell Library

Shelf Life Adult Event: Alastair McIntosh: Climate, Community and the Crisis of Meaning

Shelf Life Adult Event: Alastair McIntosh: Climate, Community and the Crisis of Meaning
Dates and times
19th Mar 2024
6:30PM - 7:30PM

Glasgow Life are delighted to be able to connect with the SLIC Climate Engagement Fund ‘Shelf Life’ programme, offering a series of practical and inspiring climate focused events for school, family and adult audiences in libraries across Glasgow in March.

Join Alastair McIntosh for a fascinating talk on Climate, Community and the Crisis of Meaning.

Climate change is the greatest global threat of our time, but behind it lies a crisis in meaning, a crisis in how we as human beings seek fulfilment in life.

This talk will explore the making of community and deepening our inner lives as an antidote to that crisis of meaning, with a focus on rural land reform and the GalGael Trust in Glasgow. 

Alastair McIntosh is a human ecologist, broadcaster, and an honorary professor at the University of Glasgow. He is the author of books including Soil and Soul on land reform, Poacher’s Pilgrimage on spiritual depth, and Riders on the Storm which is his latest work on climate change.

These will be available for sale at the event.

Author photo credit Sara Bain of SEALL.

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We also have a supply of books in Braille, large print and audio.

Accessible toilets

This accessible toilet is approximately 26m (28yd 1ft) from the main entrance. This accessible toilet is located to the rear right as you enter.

Assistance dogs

Guide and assistance dogs are welcome and a bowl of water can be provided. 

Hearing loop

There is a fixed loop hearing assistance system.

This venue does not play background music.

Wheelchair access

There is a wheelchair to borrow. To borrow the wheelchair, please contact a member of staff.

Motorised scooters are allowed in public parts of the venue.

Baby changing

Baby feeding

Cafe or restaurant

The Café is open Monday to Saturday 9am to 4.15pm.

Click here to see the Café menu 


Please note that there is on-street surrounding The Mitchell Library, from 8am-6pm Monday to Friday this is metered. As this is also a local residential area, please use these spaces considerately. Alternatively, there is an a NCP Car Park on India Street next to Charing Cross Train Station which is a 2 minute walk away. 

Photography and video recording

On occasion, Glasgow Life will be on the premises to film and take photos. 

Study spaces

Study spaces can be booked by calling 0141 287 7655. Click here for further information.

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