University of St Andrews

CHR involved in Scotland’s Parliament Week Events

Friday 14 November 2014

CHR are involved in a programme of events and activities that connect people across the UK with Parliament and democracy.

14-20 November is Parliament Week, and a programme of events and activities will be running across the UK, which seek to connect people with Parliament and democracy.  In collaboration with the Scottish Youth Parliament and the Byre Theatre, the Centre for Housing Research will be hosting Scotland’s only speaking event.   

Entitled: “IMAGINE …. Could a non-party Scottish Parliament work?” our event will be held in the Byre Theatre Café in St Andrews, on the evening of Wednesday 19 November with doors opening at 1730pm.  Chaired by CHR’s Director, Dr Kim McKee, the informal event will include reflections from Louise Cameron (MSYP), Chair of the Scottish Youth Parliament and an International Relations student at the University.  We will then invite audience members to offer their thoughts and perspectives.  The idea is to create an atmosphere where people can talk openly, with passion and keeping minds open to new ideas (after Newcastle Café Culture format).

More information is available on the Parliament Week website; alternatively email: We hope you can join us in making this event a success, and support us in building on the public interest in politics generated by the recent Scottish referendum debate.

This event is also featured in the University Research Blog.