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…


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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…


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Event: Commonwealth Future Cities Business Networking

Date: Thursday 24th July 2014 Time: 17:00-19:30 Venue: Senate Room, University of Glasgow This networking event is intended as a companion session for the main Commonwealth Games Business Conference and provides a complementary Future Cities focus to the UKTI British Business House established in the city for the Games. As Glasgow is the UKs Future…


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Events: Game for debate

The University of Glasgow is organizing three public engagement debates which are part of the Glasgow Science Festival but also come under the University’s public engagement with the Commonwealth Games. The highlights of all three debates – billed as Game for Debate – will be broadcast on the BBC Radio Scotland John Beattie Show –…


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Perspectives on Conflict

Oscar Wilde noted that, ‘as long as war is wicked, it will always have its fascination’. But war is but one conflict with which human beings are fascinated. Conflict surround us in many forms, from a disagreement with a partner to an international crisis, conflict is the product of human interaction and often appears to…

Event: What happens if Scotland votes No?

      Following our White Paper event in November, Exploring Independence after the White Paper (#ifyes)  The Future of the UK and Scotland are pleased to announce the date and venue of the follow up #ifno event. When: 26th April 2014, 10:00-15:30 Where: Trades hall of Glasgow, Merchant City The day will provide a…


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Film and the struggle for LGBT rights

Ahead of the series of events about LGBT lives in Russia and Lithuania, Marc David Jacobs of Edinburgh Film Guild New Cinema, discusses the way in which Russian and Lithuanian film-makers have explored the experiences and challenges LGBT communities in Russia and Lithuania.    This month, in Edinburgh and Glasgow, there is to be a series entitled…

Call for Papers: Human rights in uncertain times: global essons for and from Scotland

The Glasgow Human Rights Network presents: Human Rights in Uncertain Times: Global Lessons for and from Scotland 29th and 30th May 2014 University of Glasgow Call for Papers The Glasgow Human Rights Network (GHRN) are hosting a 2-day conference in May 2014  and invite contributions from researchers and practitioners working on the status and role of human rights in evolving political,…