8 October 2012

Conversation series with Jon Snow & Alex Salmond and Alistair Darling & Alan Taylor in aid of INSP

As the 2014 Scottish referendum approaches, INSP is holding a two-part conversation series with high-profile representatives from both sides of the independence debate.

Alex Salmond, Jon Snow,
Alistair Darling and Alan Taylor.
All proceeds from the ticket sales will go towards our work alleviating poverty and supporting street papers sold by homeless vendors in Scotland and around the world.

The events will be held in partnership with The Herald and Strathclyde University. Strathclyde University Business School is the main event sponsor.

23 November + 6 December
In one of the first major public events about Independence, First Minister Alex Salmond will appear in conversation with broadcaster Jon Snow on November 23. Snow, one of the most respected broadcasters in the UK, is an ambassador of INSP. ‘Better Together’ leader Alistair Darling will be interviewed at a second event on December 6 by Herald and Sunday Herald writer Alan Taylor.

The conversations, which focus on independence and its implications for Scotland and the United Kingdom, will also cover issues of poverty, social justice and independent media. There will also be an opportunity for members of the audience to question the speakers.

INSP Ambassador Jon Snow said: “I am delighted to take part in this event and support INSP in their work, which helps homeless people in the UK and around the world. With the Scottish independence referendum coming closer, it promises to be an interesting conversation.”

INSP Executive Director, Lisa Maclean said, “As well as providing a further opportunity to discuss independence issues, the events will also offer an insight into the people behind the politics and a glimpse of INSP’s work tackling homelessness and poverty in Scotland and around the world. We’re grateful to our partners and sponsors and look forward to an excellent couple of evenings’ discussion.”

The events are part of The Herald - Fraser of Allander Lecture Series and will be held in the Barony Hall, University of Strathclyde, Glasgow. 

Tickets (£12-15 for one event or £20-25 for both) can be booked online here.

Event sponsors