Holyrood Magazine issue 412 / 5 November 2018

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The Appliance of Science
Closing the Gender gap in STEM

3 Editor’s note
Trump, and his late-night Twitter account, acts as a lightning rod for abhorrent views that would normally be kept behind closed doors

6  Roundup 
Pictures and numbers from the past two weeks


7 Talking Point
Michelle Ballantyne’s views on welfare ignore how life can throw the unexpected 


9 Digital Highlights
The best of Twitter and Holyrood’s online content


10 Political Spotlight
The end of austerity? It depends on how you define it

14   Science and innovation: Overview
The acronym STEM belies the potential of the subjects it abbreviates


20   InterviEw: Richard Lochhead
The minister for further and higher education on returning to the front bench


28   Teaching Science: Innovating in the classroom
Inspiring the next generation of scientists and engineers 


33   Innovation: Scotland’s bright ideas
Examples of bright ideas supported by Scotland’s innovation centres 


36   Interview: Birgitta Jónsdóttir
The former leader of the Icelandic pirates on how her party came to the brink of power, and why she quit

42 Event Report
Holyrood looks at public sector data protection

44 Comment
Kenny MacAskill: When it comes to booze, football is different than rugby 48 Diary
Bike-off, virtual dreams and perfecting Donald’s brogue 
 
46 GTKY
Labour MP Paul Sweeney talks architecture, Catan and Still Game geekiness 49 Pol & Plates
Neil Findlay defends the old-fashioned fry-up
 
48 Diary
Bike-off, virtual dreams and perfecting Donald’s brogue 

49 Pol & Plates
Neil Findlay defends the old-fashioned fry-up
 
50 Last Word
Parliamentary sketch: Technological glitches do not stop MSPs talking digital inclusion
 

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