A Tolerant Nation? Revisiting Ethnic Diversity in a Devolved Wales

Activity: OtherTypes of Public engagement and outreach - Public lecture/debate/seminar


Tolerant Nation? Revisiting Ethnic Diversity in a Devolved Wales: The launch of the book, the (re)
setting of the agenda
4:30 pm registration, 5 pm start
A tolerant nation? Exploring ethnic diversity in Wales, first published 2003, brought together multi- disciplinary research and reflections on the multicultural nature of Wales and its contemporary significance. The text provides a historical context for understanding contemporary Welsh multiculturalism and dominant Welsh imaginings of ethnic diversity within the context of devolution. When the first edition of this book was published in 2003, three key themes of significance for the understanding of minority ethnic groups in Wales were identified: race,
nation and globalization.This seminal book has been
updated and expanded. In his forward of this new
publication, Vaughan Gething AM, states that when the first edition was published,
“it was the first publication of its kind to document and debate in a sustained way the contribution of black and minority ethnic groups in the history , culture and modern society of Wales. It was the first overview of around 200 years of ethnic diversity in the country and it demonstrated the significance of that diversity in modern society.”
The first edition of this book was widely welcomed as the essential work on the topic; over a decade later much has changed and the volume responds with several new chapters and extensive revisions that engage the impact of devolution on policy in Wales. This event is an opportunity to celebrate this new publication, for contributors to discuss their chapters and for attendees to help shape the debate moving forward.
The workshop is set to be highly participative. Involving three, 30 minute public conversations, the workshop to comprise a series of very short presentations (following the style of a lightening talk, data blitz data or PechaKucha - 20 slides, 20 seconds each, 6 minutes and 40 sec in total) by the contributors with a specific focus on challenges and opportunities. Each presentation will be followed by responses from a discussant and from the audience, with an aim to finding solutions and steps to address the challenges we face. The presentations will end with a short drinks reception. There will be opportunities to talk and share insights.
Period22 Oct 2015
Event titleA Tolerant Nation? Revisiting Ethnic Diversity in a Devolved Wales: Seminar and Book launch
Event typeSeminar
LocationCardiff, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionNational


  • Wales
  • social policy
  • devolution
  • Minority ethnic population
  • equality