During the past 20 years the percentage of foreign citizens in the UK population has doubled to over 8%,and now about 25% of births are to foreign-born mothers.It is projected that within a century(1966-2066) Britain will have gone from an almost entirely homogeneous society to one where the native ethnic group may be a minority,within a then population of about 80 million.A key factor is the low birth rate of the native population.This trend is already firmly developed,so Britain does have to face a future in which new cultural identities are being established as well as a future for which there will need to be a new form or forms of nationhood.
Of course there will be benefits as well as concerns and anxieties.What will be the new roles for civic societies,faith and interfaith communities?
This important question-time public debate will seek to address these real challenges in a constructive way.A debate panel of four leading UK migration experts from across the country will outline their relevant knowledge and experience,and then during a 50 minute question-time the audience will be able to submit questions to the independent chairperson who will select the questions for the debate by panel and audience.
The event is free to attend with free entrance by ticket.Register yourself with Eventbrite and then use the search box for event as "Influence of Migration". Refreshments will be provided.
The Lansdowne debates in Malvern,UK are well attended,so it is wise to now get your free tickets.There will be some tickets at the door on the night.
Panel Members: Shari Brown,Director of Restore Birmingham
Don Flynn,Director of the National Migrants Rights Network(MRN) London
Philile Mbatha,Dentist in Worcestershire
Sarah Soyei,Ditrector of EqualiTeach,St Neots
Independent Chairperson: The Venerable Robert Jones,Archdeacon of Worcester