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Power Hours

The Centre hosts online Power Hours which examine a different aspect of power in politics and public life. From the role of special advisers to opposition backbench MPs, to Government ministers and think tank directors, we're spending 60 minutes with key decision makers looking at their early careers, the big issues they've grappled with and their hopes and fears for the future.

Explore our archive of past Power Hours, including our Director’s Cuts where Kezia Dugdale has summarised all the best bits from each event.

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David Muir Speaker Series

The bridge between students and the most seasoned professionals in politics, policy and the media

David Muir Speaker Series

Past Events

Does the House of Commons need urgent reform?

Does the House of Commons need urgent reform?

We spoke to Dr Hannah White about her new book: "Held in contempt: What's wrong with the House of Commons?"
**CANCELLED** The State of Local Government

**CANCELLED** The State of Local Government

On May 5 local elections will be held across the UK. In Scotland, 1,228 councillors will be elected across 32 council areas. They will have responsibility for a huge range of local decisions; from bin collections to school budgets, and pest control to business support. But in 2022, is the system for local government fit for purpose?
Breaking News: How to Tell What’s Real From What’s Not

Breaking News: How to Tell What’s Real From What’s Not

It’s never been easier to access the news - whether it’s TV, radio, newspapers or social media, the stream of updates can be never-ending. But with more and more available do you know who to trust? What’s real news and what’s fake? How has this influenced our view of politics and politicians? We were delighted to be joined by journalist and author, Nick Sheridan, to discuss how to navigate through the highs and lows of our a modern day news cycle, and if these skills can improve trust in politics.
Democratic Repair: what do Britons want from their political system?

Democratic Repair: what do Britons want from their political system?

As politics continues to dominate the news agenda, just how damaged is British democracy and what can be done to fix it?
Care, Rights And Covid-19

Care, Rights And Covid-19

On 18 May 2021 we discussed the impact of COVID-19 on the human rights of care experienced people in Scotland.
David Lammy MP Power Hour

David Lammy MP Power Hour

Introduced by University of Glasgow Principal, Professor Sir Anton Muscatelli, David joined Centre Director Kezia Dugdale in conversation discussing his early life, his book "Tribes" and how he’s used the role of a MP to secure justice for the Windrush Generation and victims of the Grenfell fire.