Inaugural Stephen Maxwell Lecture

Inaugural Stephen Maxwell Lecture

Join us at SCVO’s 69th Annual General Meeting, where the results of the Policy Committee election and our new treasurer will be announced.

The evening of our AGM will also include the Inaugural Stephen Maxwell Lecture, delivered by The Right Hon. Alex Salmond MSP, First Minister of Scotland.


Stephen, who passed away earlier this year, was employed by SCVO for 25 years. This lecture honours Stephen and recognises his exceptional contribution to the development of the modern third sector in Scotland.


Stephen was a tireless campaigner for the third sector, helping it through the difficult days of the 1980s and establishing it as a major force in post-devolution Scotland. His life and work is a strong antidote to those who think that political parties are the only route to progressive change.


This special lecture will celebrate his life and legacy, and will look to what the future holds for Scotland.


The lecture will be followed by a drinks reception.


See programme and more details here