TEDx 2015: Britishness, equality and inclusion towards a future manifesto

Aston Webb Building
Lectures Talks and Workshops, Research, Social Sciences
Saturday 21st March 2015 (10:00-16:30)
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After a successful event last year, TEDx returns to the University of Birmingham. With ideas worth spreading, some of Birmingham's leading academics will grace the TEDx stage in the Aston Webb building on Saturday 21 March.

This is an opportunity to hear ideas at the pioneering end of research, stories about success coming from choosing to pave your own way. Our speakers will question the idea of conforming and share ideas worth spreading. Preconceptions will be challenged and debate will be sparked.

Social Policy's Chris Allen will be taking part and will be discussing 'Britishness, equality and inclusion towards a future manifesto'. He writes:

Chris AllenIn recent years much has been made about what it means to be British and to protect British values. A number of drivers might be seen to have catalysed these debates including today's society becoming ever more diverse, increasing levels of inequalities between 'the haves' and 'the have nots', and the spectre of radicalisation and terrorism that places Muslim communities especially under intense scrutiny.

Consequently, research tells us that not only are we becoming more intolerant but so too are discriminatory practices and hate crime on the rise - especially Islamophobia and Antisemitism - resulting in increasing numbers of people feeling ever more isolated and excluded. Having considered some of these issues in more detail, this talk will aspire to set out a future manifesto for Britishness, one that upholds our core values whilst also being rather more equal and inclusive.

 How to register

Tickets are on sale at £20 (£14 for students)via the e-shop and will include a full day's access to the TEDx University of Birmingham event, with lunch included in the price. Join us in taking another step on the road less travelled.


Staff profile for Chris Allen