Event title:

Our roots: what is Britishness?

Event details

Saturday, May 20, 2017
11:00 - 13:00
Wilberforce LT2
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Event description

Our shared identity seems ancient, but is attached to a nation-state that has only existed in its current form since 1922. It may seem unchanging, but it has been interpreted in multifarious ways:  the racial hierarchies of Empire, the celebrations of a green and pleasant land of a quintessential England, or an island standing alone in World War Two. It is a complex identity woven from a range of local, regional and national identities. In 2012, Britishness was presented both in terms of the conservative traditions of the Queen's Jubilee, and in strikingly modern terms at the Olympics - an identity that one way or another could encompass everyone. And yet, post Brexit is its demise imminent?








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