PSA Teachers' Event at the National Assembly for Wales
The PSA's first teachers' event of 2017 will be a discussion on Liberalism at the National Assembly for Wales.
This will take place at the National Assembly for Wales onTuesday 17th January 2017 from 18.30-20.00. It will be chaired by Labour's Hefin David AM. The speakers will be Dr Peter Sloman from Churchill College Cambridge and Eluned Parrott, the former Welsh Liberal Democrat AM for South Wales Central.
The 2015 general election, 2016 Welsh Assembly election and referendum on the EU have seen voters switch from those political parties and opinions advocated by the centre ground of politics and move towards those ideas put forward by those on right. With the centre ground of politics across much of the Western World also reflecting a decline in the fortunes of Liberalism it now seems time to reflect on what future there is for it.
This talk therefore brings together two experts on Liberalism in a UK and Welsh context – Dr Peter Sloman and Eluned Parrott. They will be discussing the historical and contemporary nature of the centre ground of politics with specific reference to Liberalism. Amongst the areas they will examine are:
• What is the centre ground of politics?
• What is historic and contemporary liberalism?
• How did Liberalism lose its appeal?
• Have other parties now taken the centre ground or is it no longer relevant?
• Is there a future for centre-ground politics in Wales?
This talk is sponsored by the Political Studies Association and Cardiff Sixth Form College. It covers A2 WJEC Government and Politics as well as questions on ideologies in other specifications.
For more information or to outline your attendance please contact Jamie Roberts via firstname.lastname@example.org.