How Harry Potter could have stopped Brexit

By Dr. Katharina Lefringhausen On 23 of June 2016, the British public voted to leave the European Union, and so a 46-year long partnership could soon be over. Whether you voted for or against Brexit, voting behaviour showed that people living in highly multicultural...

What do you know about Filipino cuisine?

By Gosia Kluk   The Philippines is a Southeast Asian country in the Western Pacific, comprising more than 7,000 islands. Filipino cuisine is as rich and interesting as its culture. Both Filipino culture and cuisine are influenced by its geography and history....

In a fractured Britain – where do we go from here?

By Ciaran O’Brien British society is facing a challenging time. Many years from now politicians and historians will still be discussing Britain’s decision to leave the European Union, which for many was an emotive response to frustrations over immigration, a...

Multiculturalism – is it dead?

By Dr Katharina Lefringhausen With Brexit supporters asking for migration reduction and hate crimes reaching a peak of 41% after the Brexit referendum in July 2016 (1), we will discuss the question at the upcoming SIETAR UK event: Is multiculturalism dead? To evaluate...

Our first SIETAR UK supper club – Indian experience

Food is a delicious part of any culture. And so what better way to experience different cultures than by letting your taste buds travel the globe. That’s why we’ve launched our SIETAR UK supper club on 30 January 2017 with a special dinner at Bangalore...

Christmas Around the World

It’s Christmaaaaaas! Well okay, it’s nearly Christmas. Whether this time of year fills you with excitement as you cover the house in fairy lights, prepare the mince pies and spend time with loved ones, or fills you with dread as you trudge around the shops, spend your...

The Great British Cultural Challenge – celebrating our diversity

The Great British Bake Off final was the big news this week, attracting a record audience of over 14 million viewers. The battle for the Bake Off crown provides people with a bit of welcome light relief from some of the more serious battles going on in the world...

How to convince conservative locals to accept multiculturalism?

Valerie Cheong Took summarises our 2016 April event The constant inflow of refugees into Europe has created a huge debate amongst European political leaders.  It is also one of the main reasons why UK is looking to exit the European Union. Gaining back control of its...

6 Ways to Upgrade Your Networking Skills

Valerie Cheong Took summarises our 2016 June event SIETAR UK hosted its monthly networking event last week. It is always a pleasure to attend those events to reconnect with other existing members and to meet new ones. Matthew Hill was invited to share his wealth of...