Best of British Presents: Wales

13 Mar 2018
11:00 to 19:00 Tuesday 13 March 2018
Cardiff and the National Assembly for Wales - the Senedd

Join us at the third event in our 'Best of British Presents' series, exploring the culture, history, and politics of the UK's national identities.

We'll be visiting Cardiff, the capital of Wales and home to the devolved Welsh administion, the National Assembly of Wales (Senedd).

The day will begin at Cardiff University where we'll be welcomed by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor. We'll then have a masterclass on the Welsh language with Professor Sioned Daives from the School of Welsh at Cardiff University, learning the basics of the language and some key Welsh phrases.

After lunch at the university, we'll be given an introduction to contemporary Welsh politics from Professor Roger Scully of the Wales Governance Centre. We'll learn more about the political landscape in Wales and the history of devolution, as well as discussing what lies ahead for Wales in the future.

We'll then head to the Senedd for a tour of the Siambr (the debating chamber), and you'll also have the chance to observe the plenary committee in action as well as meet an Assembly Member (AM).

We'll end the day at the beautiful and historic venue of Cardiff Castle, where you'll have the chance to dance a 'twmpath' - a traditional Welsh folk dance. Don't worry if you've never danced it before - the band will talk us through all the moves.

Drinks and nibbles will be provided, and you'll have the opportunity to network with other Chevening Scholars and our speakers from Cardiff University.

Cost: free
Ticketing system: ballot
Registration for tickets: From 10:00 on Tuesday, 13 February for 48 hours
Eventbrite password: in February Scholargram

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