Innogen Asks If Scottish Independence Is Bad For Your Health
Innogen is participating in this year’s Cabaret of Dangerous Ideas at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe.
Curated by the Beltane Public Engagement Network, CODI 2014 will feature researchers from the University of Edinburgh, Heriot-Watt, Edinburgh Napier, the Royal Botanic Gardens Edinburgh and St Andrews University.
Innogen’s event will ask “Is Scottish independence bad for your health?”
Scotland is the ‘sick man of Europe’. Would independence change this? Polls show that access to quality healthcare is a key concern in the independence debate. Would we be better off with an independent health service, or should we put up with the limitations of the current devolved system? And what about health research? Scotland’s population is an excellent ‘living lab’. Would research done in an independent Scotland yield the same benefits? Could we do even better?
Drawing on research as part of the ESRC Future of the UK and Scotland programme, Innogen will host a provocative discussion with audience participants to address these questions and more.
The event takes place on Saturday, 9 August from 3:40pm – 4:40pm in St Andrews Square. Tickets cost £5.