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A Debate about the Definition of 'Britishness'

Sir Bernard Crick and Professor Ann Phillips
Sir Bernard Crick, Prof Anne Phillips and Prof David Held

Tuesday 11 March, 6:30 - 8:00pm
Old Theatre, Old Building (LSE)

SPEAKERS: Professors Sir Bernard Crick & Anne Phillips
CHAIR: Professor David Held

As the composition of British society transforms with immigration and transnational identities, ideas about the notion of 'Britishness' are changing too. In the interest of a cohesive citizenry, must the UK return to 'core British values'? Or should Britain's identity change with its population? Should a British identity even exist?

Sir Bernard Crick is emeritus professor of Birkbeck College and author of Life in the United Kingdom: A Journey to Citizenship, the basis for the UK citizenship exam. Anne Phillips is professor of Political and Gender Theory at LSE and author of Multiculturalism Without Culture.