Professor Ian Rees Jones
Job Title: Director
Institution: WISERD Hub, Cardiff University
Telephone: 029 208 76662
This seminar will provide an overview of the 2008 recession and its political context and begin to explore some of the regional differences between England and Wales.
Thirty years ago the news in South Wales was dominated by the fate of the coal industry and the attempts taken by the National Union of Mineworkers to halt mine closures. Using photographs and personal testimony this event will combine reflection on the details of the strike, with a consideration of its complications for contemporary protest.