Lord Kerr on Brexit
May
24
6:30 PM18:30

Lord Kerr on Brexit

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Baron Kerr of Kinlochard was Ambassador and UK Permanent Representative to the European Union from 1990 until 1995, and Ambassador to the United States from 1995 to 1997. He was then Permanent Under Secretary at the Foreign Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service from 1997 until 2002.

A household name due to his authorship of Article 50, Lord Kerr is a Trustee of the Carnegie Trust for the Universities of Scotland, Chair of the Centre for European Reform and Deputy Chair of Scottish Power.

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David Willetts on British universities
Mar
22
6:30 PM18:30

David Willetts on British universities

David Willetts served as MP for Havant in Hampshire from 1992 to 2015. He was the Minister of State for Universities and Science from 2010 to 2014, and became a member of the House of Lords in 2015. He is currently the Executive Chair of the Resolution Foundation.

Lord Willetts will speak about the past and future of universities, the subject of his most recent book “A University Education”. He will speak both about how we have ended up with the higher education system that we have, and about the challenges facing universities today as globalisation and technological innovation continue to gain pace.

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Patrick Harvie: 2018 Politicians and Professionals Series
Feb
28
6:00 PM18:00

Patrick Harvie: 2018 Politicians and Professionals Series

Unfortunately this event was cancelled due to weather conditions.

Our Autumn Series provided perspectives on Brexit from other parts of Britain and Europe, and for our 2018 Politicians and Professionals Series we are asking each of the  major Scottish Party Leaders to speak on the theme of ‘Scotland After Brexit’.

Scotland needs vision and determination to succeed in a post-Brexit UK. This series of seminars gives our political leaders an opportunity to share their hopes, expectations and concerns for our country.

Patrick Harvie has been Co-Convenor (with Maggie Chapman) of the Scottish Green Party since 2008 and was first elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2003.  Prior to joining Parliament Patrick worked with PHACE (now part of the Terrence Higgins Trust) and with Lanarkshire Health Board. 

 

 

 

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Willie Rennie: 2018 Politicians and Professionals Series
Feb
13
6:00 PM18:00

Willie Rennie: 2018 Politicians and Professionals Series

Our Autumn Series provided perspectives on Brexit from other parts of Britain and Europe, and for our 2018 Politicians and Professionals Series we ask each of the  major Scottish Party Leaders to speak on the theme of ‘Scotland After Brexit’.

Scotland needs vision and determination to succeed in a post-Brexit UK.  This series of seminars gives our political leaders an opportunity to share their hopes, expectations and concerns for our country.

Willie Rennie was a member of the Westminster Parliament from 2006 until 2010.  He then worked as a special adviser and consultant during the Conservative/ Lib Dem Coalition.  In 2011 he was elected to the Scottish Parliament and became Leader of the Scottish Liberal Democrats.    

 

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Richard Leonard: 2018 Politicians and Professionals Series
Feb
5
6:00 PM18:00

Richard Leonard: 2018 Politicians and Professionals Series

Our Autumn Series provided perspectives on Brexit from other parts of Britain and Europe, and for our 2018 Politicians and Professionals Series we ask each of the  major Scottish party leaders to speak on ‘Scotland After Brexit’.

Scotland needs vision and determination to succeed in a post-Brexit UK. This series of seminars gives our political leaders an opportunity to share their hopes, expectations and concerns for our country.

Richard Leonard was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2016 and has been Leader of the Labour Party in Scotland since November 2017.  Prior to entering Parliament he worked at the GMB and the STUC. 

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Ruth Davidson: 2018 Politicians and Professionals Series
Jan
30
6:00 PM18:00

Ruth Davidson: 2018 Politicians and Professionals Series

Our Autumn Series provided perspectives on Brexit from other parts of Britain and Europe, and for our 2018 Politicians and Professionals Series we are asking each of the  major Scottish Party Leaders to speak on the theme of ‘Scotland After Brexit’.

Scotland needs vision and determination to succeed in a post-Brexit UK.  This series of seminars gives our political leaders an opportunity to share their hopes, expectations and concerns for our country.

Ruth Davidson was elected to the Scottish Parliament in 2011 and became Leader of the Scottish Conservative Party later that year.  Prior to joining the Scottish Parliament she was a BBC Journalist and a member of the Territorial Army. 

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Nicola Sturgeon: 2018 Politicians and Professionals
Jan
16
6:00 PM18:00

Nicola Sturgeon: 2018 Politicians and Professionals

Our Autumn Series provided perspectives on Brexit from other parts of Britain and Europe, and for our 2018 Politicians and Professionals Series we are asking each of the  major Scottish Party Leaders to speak on the theme of ‘Scotland After Brexit’.

Scotland needs vision and determination to succeed in a post-Brexit UK.  This series of seminars gives our political leaders an opportunity to share their hopes, expectations and concerns for our country.

First elected to the Scottish Parliament in 1999, Nicola Sturgeon has been First Minister and Leader of the Scottish National Party since 2014. 

 

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