San Francisco, California
London, United Kingdom
Dear friends and colleagues,
I am delighted to welcome the Rt Hon Jim Murphy to the University of Bedfordshire as part of our public policy lecture series.
In his talk Jim will reflect upon the Scottish referendum and what the lessons are for the forthcoming vote on the UK's membership of the EU. He will also consider whether the future of the UK has been settled as a consequence of last year's referendum.
The Right Honourable Jim Murphy is a former Cabinet Minister in the UK Government who has held multiple ministerial portfolios and was a Member of Parliament from 1997-2015. He served in both Tony Blair's and Gordon Brown's governments in senior roles. He has chaired a myriad of public and government bodies. He also served as the leader of the Scottish Labour Party and played a leading role in the referendum campaigning to maintain Scotland as part of the U.K. He is also a member of Her Majesty's Privy Council.
In his spare time Jim is a marathon runner, keen footballer and mediocre golfer. He is also author of the well received 2014 book 'The ten football matches that changed the World and the one that didn't'. He splits his working life between London and Glasgow.
13:30: Arrival with tea and coffee served in the Lounge
14:00: Vice Chancellor introduces Jim Murphy
14:05 Jim Murphy address begins
14:35: Q&A hosted by Vice Chancellor Bill Rammel
You can submit a question on twitter using the hashtag #uobmurphy or email a question in advance to email@example.com.
I look forward to welcoming you.
Vice Chancellor and Chief Executive