Programme

9:00 – tea and coffee

9:15 – Welcome from Dr Cathy Gormley-Heenan (PSA) and Professor David Phinnemore (QUB)

9:30 – Introductory Lecture by Professor Graham Walker (QUB) “Tangled Histories”

10:00 – Lesley Riddoch (The Scotsman and author of ‘Blossom: What Scotland Needs to Flourish’) “Scotland, Northern Ireland and the Independence Referendum: Will Life Ever Be the Same?”

Chair: Dr Andrew Sanders (QUB)

11:00 – tea and coffee

11:15 – Murdo Fraser (Member of the Scottish Parliament for Mid-Scotland and Fife) “A Federal Future for the UK?”

12:15 – lunch (provided)

Live Tweeting and links to the Slugger O’Toole website

13:15 – Andy Mycock (University of Huddersfield) “The Imminent Death of Ethnic Britishness? Culture, Identity and the post-British state(s)”

Catherine McGlynn (University of Huddersfield) and Murray Leith (University of the West of Scotland) “Reading from the same script: The DUP and SNP in comparative analysis”

Chair: Andrew Charles (QUB)

14:30 – Andre Lecours (University of Ottawa) “Nationalism and self-determination referendums: Scotland/UK, Quebec/Canada, Catalonia/Spain”

Chair/Discussant: Elodie Fabre (QUB)

15:30 – tea and coffee

15:45 – Panel Discussion “Possible Futures”: Danny Kinahan (MLA), Paul Gillespie (Irish Times), John Coakley (QUB) and John Dallat (MLA)

16:45 – closing remarks

 

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