Towards Scottish Independence? Understanding the Referendum
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Course Date: 25 August 2014
Understand the Scottish independence poll, and the pros and cons of a ‘Yes’ or ‘No’ vote, with The University of Edinburgh.
About the course
We aim to place participants in our course at the heart of the Scottish referendum debate. Participants will engage critically (and constructively) with the arguments of both sides and with each other, whilst being informed by input from leading Edinburgh University academics. In addition to weekly live-streamed Question Hour with a panel of experts, the course provides video explanations of key issues, interactive debates and role play exercises.
The course begins three weeks before the referendum and also considers afterwards the implications of the result. It is structured around six main questions:
Why is Scotland having a referendum?
What does ‘Yes’ mean?
What does ‘No’ mean?
What do Scots think?
The Day After
Read more about examples which will be explored in the course, and its weekly live-streamed seminars, at Alan Convery’s blog post.
You can use the hashtag #edindyref to join and contribute to social media conversations about this course.
This course is aimed at anyone who is interested in finding out more about Scotland’s independence referendum. No prior knowledge is required.