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The IWA Podcast- Will the Scottish referendum settle the issue?

Sep 02, 2014

Will the Scottish vote on the 18th September see more questions raised than answered?


  • What about Wales? The implications of the Scottish result

    One week before Scotland's historic referendum the IWA and Changing Union in partnership with the Wales Millennium Centre will gather together key figures to discuss what the implications of the vote will be for Wales.

    Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL, 14:00

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    11th Sep
  • Rhyme and Reason: Reflections on a changing UK

    A week ahead of the Scottish referendum the UK's Changing Union Project, in partnership with the IWA, the Wales Millennium Centre and the H'mm Foundation, host a free evening of poetry and music reflecting on the changing shape of Britain.

    Wales' National Poet Gillian Clarke, Christine De Luca - Edinburgh’s Makar, Welsh book of the Year Winner, Rhian Edwards and Twm Morys - Welsh Poet and Musician together with a number of leading figures from the UK cultural scene will perform on Wales Millennium Centre's Glanfa stage, in Cardiff Bay.

    Glanfa, Wales Millennium Centre, Cardiff Bay, CF10 5AL, 17:30 to 21:30

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    11th Sep
  • Fascists! Fascists? - Plaid and the charges of extremism

    A book launch and panel debate

    For decades Plaid Cymru have stood accused of sympathising with Fascism during the 1930s. The publication of Richard Wyn Jones’s book on ‘Welsh Nationalism and the Accusation of Fascism’ in English earlier this year challenged the charges against Plaid. But in a new essay for the IWA Tim Williams, one of the leaders of the No campaign in the 1997 referendum, offers a robust rebuttal.

    Conference Room 24, National Assembly, Cardiff CF99 1NA. 17:30 to 20:00

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    1st Oct
  • How can Cardigan Bay punch above its weight economically?

    Is there a future for rural Wales? How do current procurement policies help or hinder the long-term sustainability of Wales?

    Aberystwyth Arts Centre

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    6th Oct
  • IWA Energy Summit 2014: Wales' energy supply, security and resilience by 2050

    What kind of energy policy do we want for Wales?

    As part of the National Conversation on 'The Wales We Want', the Institute of Welsh Affairs, Cynnal Cymru and the Commissioner for Sustainable Futures are holding an Energy Summit to debate how we meet Wales' energy supply, security needs and resilience by 2050.

    This event will bring together the key figures in a conversation on what is the best option for Wales' energy future to inform a report by Peter Davies, the Commissioner for Sustainable Futures, to the First Minister's Energy Group.

    Venue TBC. 9:00 to 16:30

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    15th Oct


Prudent healthcare - Can it save the NHS in Wales? Prudent healthcare - Can it save the NHS in Wales?

Falling funding, rising demand and upwards costs pressures. An IWA report of the recent conference that considered whether prudent healthcare is the only way to meet such profound challenges.

Read more and order online > IWA Senedd Paper: Taxation in Wales IWA Senedd Paper: Taxation in Wales

In the second of the Senedd Papers series respected economist Gerald Holtham, former chair of the Holtham Commission, looks at the devolution of some tax powers to Wales and suggests an alternative method of collecting Council Tax.



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