ALASTAIR MCINTOSH, author of Spiritual Activism, and MARK BOYLE, author of Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi, in conversation, at the 19th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair

ALASTAIR MCINTOSH, author of Spiritual Activism, and MARK BOYLE, author of Drinking Molotov Cocktails with Gandhi, in conversation, at the 19th Edinburgh Independent Radical Book Fair

Thursday 29 October 2015 at 6.30pm

Out of the Blue Drill Hall
30-38 Dalmeny Street

Admission Free! Donations Welcome!

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ALASTAIR MCINTOSH  is a Scottish writer, scholar, broadcaster and activist on social, environmental and spiritual issues, raised on the Isle of Lewis. A Fellow of the Centre for Human Ecology, an Honorary Fellow in the School of Divinity at Edinburgh University, and an Honorary Senior Research Fellow in the College of Social Sciences at Glasgow University, he holds PhD in liberation theology and land reform from the University of Ulster. He has written numerous books. Soil and Soul has been described as "world changing" by George Monbiot, "life changing" by the Bishop of Liverpool and "truly mental" by Thom Yorke of Radiohead. He now lives in Govan where he is a founding director of the GalGael Trust for the regeneration of people and place. A Quaker, he lectures around the world at institutions including WWF International, the World Council of Churches, the Russian Academy of Sciences and the UK Defence Academy (on nonviolence). He regularly presents Scottish Thought for the Day on BBC Radio 4 and is renowned for his activist victories on the isles of Eigg and Harris.

MARK BOYLE became The Moneyless Man when he began living completely without money in 2008 – not spending, earning, saving or using it – which he did for almost three years. He is the author of the bestselling book, The Moneyless Man: A Year of Freeconomic Living (2010), and The Moneyless Manifesto (2012). Mark is a trustee and director of, an online global sharing community, and the founder of An Teach Saor (Gaeilge for ‘The Free House’), a three acre smallholding and event space in Ireland that combines permaculture principles with gift-based values, offering free education for both children and adults.