In the aftermath of the momentous Scottish referendum on the independence of Scotland on 18 September, this roundtable brings together leading scholars on Scottish, Welsh and English politics to discuss the implications of the vote for the future of the United Kingdom.

  • Professor Nicola McEwen (University of Edinburgh)
  • Professor Richard Wyn Jones (Cardiff University)
  • Dr Guy Lodge (Institute for Public Policy Research)

Nicola McEwen if Professor of Politics at the University of Edinburgh. She is Associate Director of the ESRC Scottish Centre on Constitutional Change, a key investment under the Future of the UK and Scotland programme. She is also Associate Director of Research for the School of Social and Political Science, with a leading role in promoting knowledge exchange and research impact). Prior to this, she was Director of Public Policy for the Academy of Government and Co-Director of the University's Institute of Governance. Nicola co-convenes the PSA specialist group on Territorial Politics and is Managing Editor of Regional and Federal Studies, the leading European journal in the field of territorial politics.

Richard Wyn Jones is Professor of Welsh Politics at Cardiff University and Director of the Wales Governance, having previously worked as Professor of Welsh Politics and founding Director of the Institute of Welsh Politics at the Department of International Politics, Aberystwyth University. He has written extensively on contemporary Welsh politics, devolved politics in the UK and nationalism. In addition, Richard was one of the founders of Critical Security Studies.

Guy Lodge leads the Institute for Public Policy Research (IPPR) in its work on political and democratic reform and has published widely in this area and on British politics more generally. He is also the co-editor of Juncture, IPPR's quarterly politics and ideas journal, and also leads IPPR's partnership with the Institute of Policy Analysis and Research (IPAR), a Rwandan-based think tank.

To register for this event, please contact Victoria Grey-Edwards at [email protected].