Leicester Sociologist in British Academy Immigration Debate

Posted by kk237 at Sep 17, 2014 09:35 AM |
This autumn, the British Academy, in partnership with the Observer and the Barrow Cadbury Trust, is hosting a series of debates across the UK that looks at immigration and how it affects Britain culturally, politically and economically. The first debate will take place on 24 September in Birmingham.

What does it mean to be British? How has a British identity been constructed, historically, culturally and nationally? In what ways has Britain's current and historic position on the international stage affected her identity? Does it matter if different communities maintain and promote their own cultural identity? And to what extent does this impact on our definition of being British?

On Wednesday 24 September, you are invited to attend a debate on the subject of Immigration and The Making of British Identity at The REP in Birmingham. The confirmed speakers for the event include:

  • Professor Robin Cohen, Emeritus Professor and Former Director of the International Migration Institute, University of Oxford
  • Professor Montserrat Guibernau, Queen Mary University, London
  • Professor John Solomos, University of Warwick
  • Dr Leah Bassel, University of Leicester.
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