Tuesday 25th and Wednesday 26th June 2013
University of South Wales
Wales' largest social science conference took place on 25th and 26th June at the University of South Wales.
This annual conference showcases policy relevant research in Wales and attracts colleagues from academic, policy, public, private and third sectors.
The 2013 conference was the fourth annual WISERD conference, and follows on from three successful conferences, held in Cardiff, Swansea and Bangor Universities. Bringing practitioners, policy makers and social scientists together, WISERD conferences have become established as one of the most important events in the social science calendar.
This seminar will provide an overview of the 2008 recession and its political context and begin to explore some of the regional differences between England and Wales.
Thirty years ago the news in South Wales was dominated by the fate of the coal industry and the attempts taken by the National Union of Mineworkers to halt mine closures. Using photographs and personal testimony this event will combine reflection on the details of the strike, with a consideration of its complications for contemporary protest.