SPERI annual lecture with Nicola Sturgeon MSP

Date: Monday 7 November 2016
Time: 6pm
Venue: The Octagon, The University of Sheffield S10 2TQ

SPERI is delighted and privileged to welcome Nicola Sturgeon MSP, First Minister of Scotland, to deliver the annual lecture titled Scotland and the UK: Economic Policy after the EU Referendum.

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You can watch the SPERI annual lecture from 6pm on Monday.

Follow the debate on Twitter via @SPERIshefuni and by using the #SturgeonSPERI hashtag.

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Professor Tony Payne, Co-Director of SPERI
“Nicola Sturgeon is without doubt one of the UK’s most high-profile and influential politicians. Over the coming years the First Minister will play a crucial role in forging a new relationship between Scotland, the UK and Europe, and addressing some of the major political and economic questions arising from this. We are delighted to welcome her to Sheffield to give our annual lecture. It promises to be a timely and fascinating occasion and we very much hope you can join us.”

00500432-370Nicola Sturgeon biography

Nicola Sturgeon is Scotland’s first female First Minister and the first woman to lead any of the devolved UK administrations.

Born in Irvine in 1970 and educated at Greenwood Academy, she studied law at the University of Glasgow where she graduated with LLB (Hons) and Diploma in Legal Practice. Before entering the Scottish Parliament as a regional MSP for Glasgow in 1999, Ms Sturgeon worked as a solicitor in the Drumchapel Law and Money Advice Centre in Glasgow.

She is currently MSP for Glasgow Southside having been, before boundary changes, MSP for Govan between 2007 and 2011.

In government, she served as Cabinet Secretary for Health and Wellbeing between May 2007 and September 2012 and then Cabinet Secretary for Infrastructure, Investment and Cities with responsibility for government strategy and the constitution until November 2014. Throughout this period she also served as Deputy First Minister of Scotland.

She became SNP Leader on November 14, 2014 and was first sworn in as First Minister on November 20, 2014.  She was re-elected First Minister in May 2016.


The Annual Lecture is part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences 2016

For general enquiries about this event, contact the Events Team on 0114 222 8893.

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