During the academic year from September 2018 to August 2019, we explored ‘Identities & Belonging’ from a variety of perspectives, through a series of interdisciplinary conferences, panel debates, seminars and retreats.
Identities and belonging are symbiotic: they lie at the heart of our social lives and structures. The many ways in which we identify ourselves, and the different ways that people identify us in return, depend on a wide range of factors, including our work and employment status, age, gender, ethnic background, social class, religiosity or cultural background.
Our 2018-19 annual series on 'Identities & Belonging' explored:
How governments, institutions and community practitioners can promote the multiple faiths, cultural differences, values and viewpoints that characterise a pluralistic society
Whether it is possible for society to accommodate diversity peacefully
How society can foster constructive cohesion in response to increasingly fluid and diverse identities and visions of belonging.
You will find tweets and social media posts relating to the series at #CLidentities.
Events in the series
Exploring Identities & Belonging
18 October 2018
What Should it Mean to be British?
Cumberland Lodge Debate in Mayfair, London
22 October 2018
Race in Britain: Inequality, Identity, Belonging
1-2 November 2018
Commonwealth & International Student Christmas
Residential retreat (for international students studying in the UK)
17-19 December 2018
Democracy in Crisis? Moral and Spiritual Resistance
Workshop in partnership with the Council of Christians and Jews (CCJ)
7 January 2019
Difficult Histories & Positive Identities
25-26 February 2019
11-12 March 2019
Understanding & Policing Gangs
21-23 June 2019
Life Beyond the PhD 2019
Residential conference (for doctoral students and early career postdoctoral researchers)
27-31 August 2019
A copy of the 2018-19 series brochure is available to download in pdf format from this webpage.
We are pleased to offer a limited number of bursaries to help those in higher education and with limited financial means, or representatives from not-for-profit organisations, to attend our conferences.
For an application form for future events, or more information, please email our Programme Department at firstname.lastname@example.org.