National, social, cultural and personal identities are constantly shifting and developing in the 21st century.

This shifting is a product of specific geo-political events (such as Brexit), fundamental cultural shifts, global conflict, and the development of technologies and new media which challenge notions of self. The importance of knowledge of the past, of our heritage, in understanding our identity cannot be underestimated. However, equally important is finding ways to shape the culture of the future: how do we reflect, express, and safeguard our identities in our ever-changing world?

Yet, there remains a fundamental lack of diversity in many walks of life, nationally and globally, as old and new identities remain marginalised. The challenge to increase diversity is significant and requires a thorough understanding of the intrinsic problems and the development of inclusive practices that can begin to address them.

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