There are around five million people in Scotland. On the 18th of September 2014, Scotland will be given the chance to answer a profound and seemingly simple question: Should we become an independent country, or remain part of the UK? However, there are many complex questions associated with the debate on independence. The University of Dundee gives the independence debate the platform of Five Million Questions, on which to address the nation's concerns over Scotland's constitutional future through a series of lectures and activities.
This public lecture will be delivered by Professor Colin Kidd of the School of History at the University of St Andrews entitled 'The Union in British Constitutional Theory'. Amongst other publications, Professor Kidd is the author of Union and Unionisms: Political Thought in Scotland 1500 - 2000 (Cambridge University Press, 2008). All welcome.
The event will close with a wine reception.
Please register your attendance with Mrs Vikki Watson, firstname.lastname@example.org; tel. 01382 384459. There is no charge for this event.
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