To mark the 20th anniversary of ARK the seminar 'Is the UK stronger or weaker after 20 years of devolution' recently (19 February) took place at Queen’s University.
The guest speakers were Professor Sir John Curtice, from the University of Strathclyde, and Dr Katy Hayward, from the School of Social Sciences, Education and Social Work at Queen’s University Belfast. The event will be chaired by BBC Ireland Correspondent, Emma Vardy.
During the seminar, Professor Curtice discussed how the constitutional preferences and sense of national identity of people living in England, Scotland and Wales have evolved since the advent of devolution in 1999, and whether this suggests the last 20 years have witnessed a strengthening or a weakening of the foundations upon which the devolution settlement now rests. Dr Hayward explored the changing patterns of devolution and identity in Northern Ireland during this time.
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