Institute of Welsh Politics to host Sir Paul Silk

THE INSTITUTE of Welsh Politics and Centre for Welsh Legal Affairs will host Sir Paul Silk KCB on Thursday 12th February at 6.30pm.

The seminar, entitled ‘Untied Kingdom’, will take place in the Main Hall of the International Politics building, and will be chaired by InterPol’s Dr Elin Royles.

The talk will draw on the area of interest for the Silk Commission on the Devolution in Wales, held between 2011 and 2014.

Sir Paul Silk

Sir Paul Silk

In his talk, Sir Paul will look back at the Silk Commission years, give his personal views on the process and on the experience of chairing the commission, and share his ideas regarding the changes that might be seen following the reports.

Speaking ahead of the seminar, Dr Anwen Elias, Director of the Institute of Welsh Politics, said:

“The Institute of Welsh Politics are very glad to welcome Sir Paul Silk back to the Department of International Politics a year after the publication of the second part of the Silk Commission Report. The continuous discussions involved around the future of devolution in Wales and the UK certainly makes this an exciting time to hear Sir Paul Silk’s views and vision on the way forward for this ‘Un-tied Kingdom’, and we are very glad to work alongside the Centre for Welsh Legal Affairs in organising this event”.