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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

Deconstructing the Iron Curtain

Publication date: Nov 1, 2012 5:55:00 PM

Start: Oct 1, 2012 10:00:00 AM
End: Nov 22, 2012 9:00:00 PM

22 November 2012

When
22 November 2012
5.30pm

Where
UCL Cruciform Building
Cruciform B304 Lecture Theatre1
Gower Street
London WC1E 6BT

Deconstructing the Iron Curtain

Anna Applebaum, Director of Political Studies at the Legatum Institute, London & columnist for the Washington Post and Slate; author of 'Between East and West: Across the Borderlands of Europe', and 'GULAG: A History', which won the Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction in 2004 will be in conversation with Professor Geoffrey Hosking, (Emeritus Professor of Russian History, UCL) to discuss her latest work 'Iron Curtain: The Crushing of Eastern Europe 1944 - 1956'.

This event is free but registration is required by 19 November 2012.
To book your place, please visit: www.annapplebaum.eventbrite.co.uk

This event is sponsored by

  • University College London, SSEES
  • Polish Cultural Institute
  • Romanian Cultural Institute
  • Allen Lane