Mae'r cynnwys hwn ar gael yn Saesneg yn unig.

Presented by Daniel Evans, PhD Student in School of Social Sciences, Bangor University


Denis Balsom’s ‘3 Wales Model’ divided Wales into 3 distinct  geographical regions, demarcated by the relative strength of Welsh  identity within each region.  The ‘least Welsh’ of the regions, which  Balsom dubbed ‘British Wales’, is conspicuous by its absence from  subsequent Welsh sociological discourse.

The presence of a ‘not very  welsh’ region has arguably become problematic in light of the ‘Welshification’ of the public sphere in post-devolution Wales.  My PhD research focuses on Welsh identity in Porthcawl, a typically ‘ambivalent’ town.

This presentation condenses the salient themes to emerge from my investigation into the reasons why certain places may be ‘less Welsh’ than others.


This series of seminars was organised by WISERD’s team at Bangor University.

Details on each event are available in the table below.

Date Speaker Title
30 January Professor John Lovering, Visiting Professor at School of Political Science, Istanbul University Celebrity Marxism: Bad Economics and Worse Sociology. The Global Rise and Impact of David Harvey
13 February Dr Myfanwy Davies, School of Social Sciences, Bangor University Oughtonomy: Beyond Deliberation in Mothers’ Decisions on HPV Vaccination for Teenage Daughters
20 March Dr Matthias Benzer, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield QALY Power: What may quality-adjusted life years tell us about the contemporary politics of life?
17 April Professor Luke Clements, Cardiff Law School, Cardiff University Does Your Carer Take Sugar? Caring as a Human Right
8 May Dr Gilly Sharpe, School of Law, University of Sheffield Doing Justice to Girls
22 May Professor Rob Poole and Dr John Bailey, Centre for Mental Health and Society, Bangor University Spirituality, Religion and Psychiatric Practice: An Evidence Based Approach
5 June TBC TBC


For more information on these events please contact Professor Howard Davis using the contact details below.

Telephone: 01248 382123