EVENT: The David Frisby Memorial Lecture 2014

The Sociology subject area at the University of Glasgow are pleased to announce that this year Prof. Nancy Fraser will be giving our annual Frisby Memorial Lecture. “Behind Marx’s ‘Hidden Abode’: Toward and Expanded Conception of Capitalism” Speaker: Professor Nancy Fraser (University of Cambridge and New School for Social Research) Date: Wednesday 12th February 2014,…

EVENT: LGBT equality and the geopolitics of human rights: insights from Russia

The Gender and Sexualities Forum, in association with Central and East European Studies and the Glasgow Human Rights Network, is pleased to announce the following event: LGBT equality and the geopolitics of human rights: insights from Russia Date: Tuesday 11 February 2014, 5:00-6.30 pm Venue: University of Glasgow, Sir Charles Wilson building, 1 University Avenue, Seminar…

Photo of a street of traditional Scottish sandstone tenement flats, four storeys high

EVENT: The Housing Market Renewal programme in Northern England: Lessons from the past and challenges for the future.

Date: Friday 24th January 2014 Time: 15:00-17:00 Venue: CHANGED  to Room 916, ADAM SMITH BUILDING, University of Glasgow Speaker: Brendan Nevin – Director of North Housing Consulting, an independent research consultancy, he was formerly a Director of Nevin Leather Associates a Public Policy Consultancy. Brendan has been committed to improving the linkages between academic research…

EVENT: The family, sexuality and human rights in global perspective, 23rd January

The Family, Sexuality and Human Rights in Global Perspective: Joint Book Launch,  Joint event of Glasgow Human Rights Network and the Gender and Sexualities Forum. Date: 23rd January Time: 5-8pm Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Building Basement Seminar Room, 1 University Avenue, University of Glasgow In a joint event hosted by the University of Glasgow Human Rights Network and the Gender…

Scottish politician John Swinney lifting his hand to make a point as he speaks at an event

John Swinney – Independence can meet economic challenges

Scotland’s economy will benefit from independence over the uncertainty that would face the country within the UK, Finance Secretary John Swinney told a large audience at the inaugural annual Policy Scotland lecture on 10th December 2013. Speaking at Glasgow University Mr Swinney said that Scotland’s economic performance has improved significantly since 1999 with Scotland reaching similar…