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The new geographies of ethnicity and the changing formations of multiculture in England

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Autumn Update 2014

Rather unbelievably we are in the final weeks of Living multiculture being a ‘live project’. The project ends on 31st October although the work on outputs and publications will of course continue well after this.

We have had a productive summer presenting at the conferences we spoke of in the Spring update and completing the fieldwork with policy actors in local and national contexts. The conferences all went well and they were a great opportunity to present the project’s work to interdisciplinary audiences which included sociologists, geographers, anthropologists, policy and migration scholars. Being able to interview and meet with local and national policy people to talk about the project findings and their work, experiences and perspectives on multiculture and changing places has also been incredibly valuable and means we have further data set to draw on and inform our work.

In these last weeks we are holding a series of events to disseminate our findings with a wide a range of audiences as possible. We are holding locally based events in each of the three geographical areas in which we have been working – we are looking forward to having members of our Advisory Groups and some of the participants in the project attending these and engaging in discussion about our findings at this stage.

In addition to these events we have organised an end of project one day work shop on 22nd October 2014 (10.30-5.00) at the Open University in London Campus. We are delighted to have four keynote speakers – Amanda Wise (Macquarie University); Omar Khan (Runnymede Trust); Ben Rogaly (Sussex University) and Anoop Nayak (Newcastle University) from international and national academic and policy worlds contributing to the event. The Living Multiculture team will also be presenting findings from the project at the workshop and discussing these. If you are interested in joining us for this event you would be most welcome. Please just let either me ( or Donna Collins ( know if you can attend. Event details.

The Living Multiculture web site will remain live after the 31st October and we will post our summary findings document and details of our forthcoming publications on it.

Rather unbelievably we are in the final weeks of Living multiculture being a ‘live project’.

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For further information about the project, questions, queries and media enquiries, please contact Prof Allan Cochrane or a member of the project team.