The film industry and Scottish independence

By Professor Phillip Schlesinger, Professor of Cultural Policy, The University of Glasgow. Last November, the Scottish Government published Scotland’s Future – its White Paper on independence. Although considerable attention has been devoted to broadcasting, very little indeed has been given to film. It is very timely, therefore, that the first ever conference convened to discuss independence and the future of…

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The Housing Market Renewal Programme in Northern England: Lessons from the past, challenges for the future.

By Brendan Nevin, Director of North Housing Consulting On Friday 24th January 2014 Brendan was the guest speaker at a seminar as part of the Urban Studies Seminar Series. Abstract During the thirty years 1970-2000 many inner urban areas in older ex industrial towns and cities in the North and Midlands of England experienced significant…

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Learning Cities 2020

Why learning is central to city futures: Bringing worldwide perspectives to local possibilities A policy briefing from PASCAL International Observatory by John Tibbitt, Honorary Senior Research Fellow at the University of Glasgow Cities in the world economy Over half of the world’s population now live in cities, and cities account for by the largest share of…

EVENT: The David Frisby Memorial Lecture 2014

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

Future of the Scottish press

By Professor Philip Schlesinger and Dr Alex Benchimol In the run-up to the independence referendum on 18 September, Scotland’s newspaper press is facing a double challenge. First, can print journalism adapt to the digital revolution, given a continuing decline in newspaper sales? Second, can the press perform its civic role in contributing to an increasingly…