Category Archives: Policy forum

A ‘United’ Kingdom? Infographic Now Available

In January 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May set out her twelve objectives for the ‘Brexit’ negotiations following the vote to leave the European Union (EU). She called for a UK that was ‘more united’ and aspired to ‘build a stronger economy and a fairer society by embracing genuine economic and social reform’. How can we build a more ‘United’ Kingdom?

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Integrated Britain – Infographic Now Available

Britain is more culturally diverse than ever before. 8 million people, 14% of the population of England and Wales, belong to an ethnic minority group, up from 9% in 2001. London is home to 270 nationalities speaking 300 languages. Should we be doing more to support integration and avoid segregation and isolation? A new infographic, commissioned by the RGS-IBG as part

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Flooding: Infographic Now Available

An infographic commissioned to accompany the 21st Century Challenges discussion series illustrates the challenge of tackling flood risk in the UK. The infographic was displayed at a 21st Century Challenges public discussion on ‘Flooding: National Problem, Local Solutions‘ at the Rheged Centre on Saturday 11th March. Infographic by Greg Stevenson.

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What does the vote for ‘Brexit’ tell us about the UK today?

The Prime Minister, Theresa May, has signalled that the UK is on track to trigger Article 50 by the end of this month, following the Government’s decisive win for the ‘Brexit Bill’ in the Houses of Parliament on 13th March. There is no doubt that the process of the UK beginning to remove itself from the EU is a ‘defining

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How to create a more ‘United’ Kingdom?

What does the decision to leave the EU tell us about society in the UK today? Visit Geographical for a taster of what panellists will speak about at our next Policy Forum, A ‘United’ Kingdom? on 16 March 2017 (6.00pm – 8.00pm). Chaired by Nicholas Hellen, Social Affairs Editor at the Sunday Times, our expert panel includes: Dr Faiza Shaheen, Director of the

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Living with Flooding in Cumbria: One Year On

In an article published in Geographical this month, writer Karen Lloyd reflects on the experiences of those who were hit by severe flooding in Cumbria in the winter of 2015/16. In a few weeks’ time, on 11th March, the RGS-IBG is hosting a public discussion meeting at the Rheged Centre in Penrith, bringing together for an afternoon those who have

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