The Williamson Lecture 2016: Ruth Davidson MSP

Please note: this event is now sold out

19 Oct 2016, 6.30PM–7.30PM
Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling
Ruth Davidson MSP
The Williamson Lecture 2016: Ruth Davidson MSP

The University of Stirling welcomes you to the 32nd Williamson Lecture.  We are pleased to confirm that Ruth Davidson MSP, will deliver this year's lecture, entitled A Government for the common good.

The speaker
Ruth Davidson is the leader of the Scottish Conservative and Unionist Party, the Leader of the Opposition in the Scottish Parliament, and the Member of the Scottish Parliament for Edinburgh Central.  She has been a Member of the Scottish Parliament since 2011, and previously worked at BBC Scotland as a radio journalist, producer, presenter and reporter.

Abstract: A Government for the common good

Scottish Conservative leader Ruth Davidson will deliver a lecture on how active government, focussed on the long-term, can help tackle some of the key social problems we face in Scotland - from the attainment gap, to poor mental health. It follows on from her speech to Conservative party conference where she called for more action to ensure true equality of opportunity for families right across the UK.

The Williamson Lecture
This annual lecture was established in memory of Andrew John Williamson, a Politics student who was tragically killed in a road accident in 1981.  The memorial lecture was created and funded by his parents with the aim of bringing a high profile political speaker to the University each year to speak on a theme of contemporary political interest.  Previous eminent speakers have included Alex Salmond, Alistair Darling, Michael Portillo and James Naughtie.

This event is free of charge and all staff, students and members of the general public are welcome to attend.  Places should be booked in advance. Please note that this event is now sold out.

Getting here

Venue: Logie Lecture Theatre, University of Stirling

Please note that due to construction works on campus, part of the main Cottrell car park is currently out of use. If you are due to attend an event in Logie Lecture Theatre and wish to park on campus we would recommend that the South car park and East car parks would give the easiest pedestrian access to Logie Lecture Theatre. Visitors with mobility issues should park in the lower level of the main Cottrell car park and should use the internal route within the Cottrell Building (via the A-corridor) to access Logie Lecture Theatre. Please see below maps for further details.

For further information on transport to the University of Stirling, please visit our Getting Here webpages.


Please note this event was originally scheduled for Thursday 20 October 2016.