Welfare Reform Network Launch Event

Sanctions in Scotland Evidence, policy in practice and impacts   18:00 – 19:30, Thursday 19th February 2015  Lecture Theatre B (Room 412), Boyd Orr Building, University of Glasgow This event explores the practice of benefit sanctioning in Scotland.  Benefit sanctions have risen dramatically in recent years and there is a great deal of concern over…

David Frisby Memorial Lecture 2015

‘Making Sense of the Crisis: Is the financial crisis cascading into a democratic crisis in Europe?’ – Professor Sylvia Walby, UNESCO Chair of Gender Research, University of Lancaster Date: Tuesday 24th March 2015 Time: 17:00 – 18:30 Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture theatre, University of Glasgow This year’s Frisby Lecture will be given by Prof.…

Update: VENUE CHANGE – EVENT: Ideas Forum: “Realising the opportunity of Urban collaboration”

Date:     Friday 30th January 2015 Time:     12:00-15:00 Venue:  The Lighthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU   The Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre in collaboration with Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow, is pleased to host this event in Glasgow. Key Speakers: Linda Christie, Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre, University of Glasgow Ross Martin,…

Summary of Event: “Unlocking Entrepreneurialism and Business Growth in Cities”

On Friday 28th November, Policy Scotland jointly hosted an Ideas Forum with the Scottish Cities Knowledge  Centre, in Edinburgh.  The half-day event covered the following topics: – Entrepreneurial Eco-systems and Growth (Prof Colin Mason, University of Glasgow) – Microbusiness growth and the urban economy (Dr Darja Reuschke, University of St Andrews and Prof Donald Houston,…

EVENT: Glasgow City Deal – The way forward for the city region – a speech by Councillor Gordon Matheson

Date: Wednesday 5th November 2014 Time: 18:00- 19:30 Venue: Yudowitz Seminar Room, Wolfson Medical Building, University of Glasgow Cities are the powerhouses of regional and national economies across the world. Councillor Gordon Matheson, Leader of Glasgow City Council, is a passionate supporter of the cities agenda and was integral to the delivery of the Glasgow…

EVENT: Does city autonomy matter? City and regional recovery outside the greater Southeast

  Date: Friday 7th November 2014 Time: 09:30 – 16:00 Venue: The LIghthouse, 11 Mitchell Lane, Glasgow, G1 3NU The Scottish Cities Knowledge Centre in collaboration with Policy Scotland, University of Glasgow, is pleased to host this event in Glasgow. Outline Programme: – Prof Steve Fothergill, ‘Are cities really the motors of regional economic growth?’ –…

EVENT: Further Devolution to Scotland: What should the Smith Commission recommend?

Date:  Wednesday 19 November 2014 Time: 13:45 – 17:15 Venue: Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow Speakers: Professor Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh Professor David Bell, University of Stirling Professor Alan Page, University of Dundee Sylvia Suteu, University of Edinburgh This seminar will, therefore, explore some of the key issues arising from further devolution, including…

Event: Policy Reunion – Curriculum for Excellence

Date: Friday 12th September, 2014 @ 13:30 Venue: Senate Room, Main Building, University of Glasgow The introduction of the Curriculum for Excellence is arguably the most significant change in Scottish Education for a generation. The policy was adopted following a National Debate on Education initiated in the early years of the Scottish Parliament. After a…

Event: Visions of Scotland

Date: Thursday 26th June 2014, Time: 18:00-20:00 Venue: Lecture Room 2, Boyd Orr Building, University of Glasgow Scotland’s constitutional future is the overriding issue in Scotland at the present time. This event, jointly hosted by Glasgow University and Reform Scotland, will give two leading politicians from different parties the opportunity to explain which further powers…