Future Voting at 16

Listen to Professor Andrew Lockyer discuss the findings of Stevenson Trust research which has implications for votes for 16 year-olds.

'Future Voting at 16: lessons from the Scottish Referendum'

Professor Andrew Lockyer
Emeritus Professor of Politics and Honorary Stevenson Professor of Citizenship, Glasgow University

Voting at 16 which was introduced for the referendum on independence will be extended for the first time to elections for the 2016 Scottish parliamentary election.

Professor Lockyer will discuss the findings of Stevenson Trust research about the views of teachers and students on how schools handled the independence referendum debate.  He will consider the implications of voting at 16 for citizenship education in schools and invite reflection on its wider impact for young people in Scottish society and upon the UK political system as a whole.

The research study which informs Professor Lockyer's talk is available at Schools, political literacy and the 2014 Scottish Referendum

Thursday 26 November 2015 at 6 p.m.
Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre (Corner of University Ave and Gibson St.)

Stevenson events are free and open to all students and staff at the University of Glasgow and to the general public.   There is no need to book unless you are bringing a large group.  For further details, email: stevensontrust@glasgow.ac.uk

We hope to see you there

Best Wishes,
Chris Carman and Karen Wright

The Stevenson Trust for Citizenship

First published: 19 November 2015