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10 things you need to know about what will happen if Scotland votes yes

As the Scottish independence referendum draws closer the outcome is hard to predict. Both Westminster politicians and the wider public are asking what – in practical terms – would happen if the Scots were to vote Yes. Robert Hazell offers a 10-point overview of what the road to independence might look like.
Professor Robert Hazell
9 September 2014
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Starts: Sep 9, 2014 12:00:00 AM

The truth is, Scandinavia is neither heaven nor hell

The Nordic countries have received exceptionally good press in the UK - at least until earlier this year, when British travel writer and resident of Denmark, Michael Booth, claimed to dispel the of Scandinavia as the perfect place to live. Many are now confused. Is everything we believed about the social ideals of Sweden, Denmark, Norway and Finland a lie? Well, not entirely but we’re not all drunk serial killers either.
Dr Jakob Stougaard-Nielsen
19 August 2014 More...

Starts: Sep 8, 2014 12:00:00 AM

A Question of Trust

The age-old question of what holds our societies together re-emerges periodically, particularly in times of crisis. In a world ever more globalised and virtual, the answer is often cast in terms of "trust", with its pivotal role as regularly called upon as its health called into question. How has trust risen to this centrality, and is it all as straightforward as it seems?
Dr Uta Staiger
13 August 2014
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Starts: Aug 13, 2014 12:00:00 AM

Professor Lisa Jardine will give a lecture on 'Sir Isaac Newton and Christiaan Huygens: Anglo-Dutch Science and Politics around 1688'.

Publication date: Nov 13, 2013 4:48:03 PM

Start: Mar 17, 2014 12:00:00 AM

17 March 2014
The UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies invites you to join us on the occasion of our launch. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the North Cloisters.


When:

17 March 2014, 6.30pm

Registration: Eventbrite

Where:

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
Wilkins Building
WC1E 6BT London

 

Professor Jardine is the director of the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) and the Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects (CHIRP) at UCL and her book Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland's Glory won the 2009 Cundill International Prize in History.