We are holding two events as part of the annual Economic and Social Research Council Festival of Social Science.
The Future of the Constitution
Tuesday 6 November 2012, 5.00pm – 7.30pm, Macmillan Room, Portcullis House, Westminster, London SW1
5.00 - 5.05 Welcome and introduction
5.05 - 5.25 The Future of the Constitution - Prof. Robert Hazell, Constitution Unit, UCL
5.25 - 5.45 The House of Lords - Dr Meg Russell, Constitution Unit, UCL
5.45 - 6.05 Electoral Reform - Dr Alan Renwick, University of Reading
6.05 - 6.25 Devolution - Dr Jonathan Bradbury, University of Swansea
6.25 - 6.45 Brief talk by the Parliamentary Education Outreach Team about their work
6.45 - 7.30 Drinks and nibbles
The event is aimed at those teaching A Levels and Highers, and is free of charge.
To register for this event, please email Louise Bates.
Who should be allowed to vote?
Wednesday 7 November 2012, 1.30pm – 3.30pm, Birmingham City University, City North Campus, Perry Barr, Birmingham B42 2SU
The event is aimed at students in years 12 and 13 studying Politics, Sociology or Citizenship, and will take the form of a debate and discussion on the issue of political participation with a primary focus upon who should be allowed to vote. Issues will include whether the voting age should be lowered to 16 and whether prisoners should have the right to vote.
Keynote speakers will include Professor David Wilson (University of De Montfort), Professor Jonathan Tonge (University of Liverpool) and Dr Andy Mycock (University of Huddersfield).
This event is free of charge and a light buffet lunch will be provided for all participants.
To secure your place, please confirm how many places you would like to the Senior Research Administrator, Charlotte Wasilewski, by 21 September 2012 at the very latest. Places are limited and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis.