Archive: Multiculturalism

Chief rabbi says multiculturalism has "had its day"

Chief rabbi: Multiculturalism is over

"Multiculturalism has had its day," Britain's chief rabbi argued today, as he issued a warning that ethnic and religious groups risk "putting our people's interest [ahead] of the national interest."

Opinion Former Articles

  • Festival of Social Sciences: 2 languages: 2 brains, 2 minds, 2 cultures?

    As part of the ESRC Festival of Social Sciences, the Deafness Cognition And Language Research Centre (DCAL) hosted an event exploring the powerful benefits of bilingualism in spoken and sign languages, for hearing and deaf people alike - benefits that reach hearing and deaf people alike.

  • ESRC: More ethnically diverse populations for UK local areas

    In 40 years’ time the UK will be a more diverse but more integrated society, according to research at the University of Leeds, funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). Ethnic minorities will make up a fifth of the population but they will be less concentrated in the big cities, the report says.

  • ESRC: East meets West: research transcending borders

    Researchers from the UK and Hong Kong will be researching themes that arise in our everyday lives including parenting styles, education and management practices as well as global issues including sustainability and migration. The UK Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) and the Research Grants Council (RGC) of Hong Kong, China are pleased to announce eight new awards.

  • ESRC: ‘Mixed’ family mums ensure minority culture continues in the home

    The mothers of Britain's 'mixed families' are ensuring their children learn about their heritage and culture, according to a development project funded by the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC). So, even if the child’s father hails from a minority background, it will still be the mother who is responsible for teaching them about the father’s culture.

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