Sheffield migration debate will ‘shape research plans’

Professor Gwilym Price gives a talk at a debate about migration in Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe
Professor Gwilym Price gives a talk at a debate about migration in Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe
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More than 100 people attended a debate on migration in Sheffield.

The event, called Sheffield Speaks, was also live streamed online and attracted questions from the public to experts who spoke in Cutlers Hall on Tuesday night.

Professor Gwilym Price gives a talk at a debate about migration in Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe

Professor Gwilym Price gives a talk at a debate about migration in Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe

Academics at the University of Sheffield organised the event with the aim of debating what sort of city Sheffield wants to be in the era of migration.

Gwilym Price, of Sheffield Methods Institute, said:“We were delighted that the debate attracted so many people and that we had such a wide range of thought provoking and insightful questions.

“Our goal was to help start a dialogue between academics, policy makers and the residents of Sheffield about issues of immigration and segregation and I felt we achieved that. Who decides what gets researched is a democratic issue and I personally felt inspired to shape my own research plans in the light of last night’s discussion.”

Professor Gwilym Price gives a talk at a debate about migration in Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe

Professor Gwilym Price gives a talk at a debate about migration in Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe

Abdi Suleiman gives a talk at a debate about migration in Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe

Abdi Suleiman gives a talk at a debate about migration in Sheffield. Picture: Andrew Roe