The issue of Scottish independence is to be the first subject tackled in a new audio series from the University.
The Big Idea Podcast is a monthly show featuring academics debating contemporary issues and showcasing their research and expertise.
In the launch podcast, experts will discuss the issues surrounding next year’s referendum on Scottish independence.
Taking part are Dr Nicola McEwen, director of public policy at the Academy of Government, Dr Simon Clark, head of the School of Economics, Professor Stephen Tierney, director of the Edinburgh Centre for Constitutional Law, and Professor Ewen Cameron, the Sir William Fraser chair of Scottish History.
Academics will seek to answer questions about whether the wording of a referendum question can change people’s minds, what the main events of 2013 will be in shaping the independence debate, and whether Scotland will be better off as part of the United Kingdom or as an independent nation.
The Big Idea Podcast is available to download now for free from iTunes and iTunes U.