The Scottish Referendum: The End of Britain?

The event is primarily aimed at engaging with interested members of the general public (as part of the ‘Spring into Summer’ programme) but interested academics can also attend.

Join us for a day of lively debate and discussion about the Scottish Referendum.  We aim to give you a flavour of the debate that is taking place in Scotland and an opportunity to think about its implications for Britain and this region in particular.

Speakers confirmed so far include:

  • Our guest speaker James Mitchell, Professor of Public Policy at the University of Edinburgh, who will discuss the potential impact of a ‘Yes’ vote for the UK
  • Dr David Seawright and Dr Stuart McAnulla, who will reflect on the changing relationship between Scotland and England
  • Dr Dan Coffey and Dr Iain Clacher, who will debate the economic case for and against independence

The day will conclude with what we expect to be a lively ’Question Time’ session, chaired by Emeritus Professor of Politics David Bell and featuring a panel that will represent a wide range of opinion about independence.

*Refreshments and a light lunch will be available*  Entry is FREE but we do ask participants to register in advance – for details please visit the Spring into Summer webpage.


Centenary Gallery, Parkinson Building is number 60 on the campus map.