Future Voting at 16: lessons from the Scottish Referendum

Speaker: Professor Andrew Lockyer (Emeritus Professor of Politics and Honorary Stevenson Professor of Citizenship, Glasgow University)
Comments from: Dr George Head (University of Glasgow) and Professor Malcom Hill (University of Strathclyde)

Date: Thursday 26 November 2015
Time: 6pm
Venue: Sir Charles Wilson Lecture Theatre, corner of University Ave and Gibson St

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 'Schools, political literacy and the 2014 Scottish Referendum' which informs Professor Lockyer's talk is available at http://www.gla.ac.uk/media/media_404843_en.pdf

Stevenson events are free and open to all staff and 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

First published: 19 November 2015