Examining the Far Right in the Midlands

One-day Conference - 1 June 2017

Far Right demonstration - photo courtesy of the Express and StarTime: 9.30am to 5pm

Venue: Room MU307, Lord Swraj Paul Building (MU), Molineux Street, Wolverhampton WV1 1SG

‌The University of Wolverhampton is organising a one-day conference on Thursday 1 June 2017 to consider the Far Right in the Midlands.

The event seeks to address questions such as:  

  • why has the region proved so attractive to such groups
  • how significant a threat is such activity to the region
  • what has been the response by the community and the authorities and is a different approach required? 

The event aims to bring together academics, journalists, representatives from the policing and criminal justice system, NGOs, charities and community activists.

(Photo courtesy of the Express and Star)

Presentations and contributions

There will be presentations and contributions from:

Bob Spencer (Walsall Council)

Paul Betts (West Midlands Police) 

Nigel Bromage  (Small Steps)

Razia Butt ( Birmingham City Council)

Jonathan Peepall (West Midlands Police) 

Paul Jackson (University of Northampton)

Mark Littler (University of Hull)

Leonie Jackson (University of Huddersfield)

Further details

Please contact Prof George Kassimeris (g.kassimeris@wlv.ac.uk) and/or Dr Eamonn O’Kane (e.okane@wlv.ac.uk).