Scotland's fertility: public debate

The University is hosting a public debate on fertility issues in Scotland as part of the ESRC Festival of Social Science.

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The debate, “Scotland's Fertility: Changing Trends” will be held in the Prestonfield Room, John McIntyre Building, Pollock Halls on Wednesday 12 March at 2pm.

Topics up for debate will include:

  • the reasons behind Scotland's low fertility rate
  • the impact of social change
  • the effectiveness of policy interventions which promote fertility

Presentations on recent research findings will be made by scholars from the University of Edinburgh and the University of St Andrews.

The event will end at approximately 5pm and will be followed by a reception.

This lecture is hosted in association with the Scottish Government.


This is a free public event and is not ticketed. Please just turn up on the door.

Event details

Scotland's Fertility: Public Debate

Wednesday 12 March 2008, 2.00pm

Wednesday 12 March 2008, 5.00pm

John McIntyre Building, Pollock Halls (off Holyrood Park road)

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Contact details

For more information contact Kirstie Whelan, Office of Chief Researcher, The Scottish Government.

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