State of the Art 5
Conference organised by the Scottish committee of the National Society for Education in Art and Design (NSEAD). Keynote speakers; Professor Timo Jokela, University of Lapland and Nigel Meager.
The conference will take place on Saturday 4 November 2006 at the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow.
For more information and a booking form go to www.strath.ac.uk/degas
General Information on the United Kingdom
United Kingdom is a country in Western Europe and member of the European
Union. The main religion is christianity. The main language is English.
England-Wales and Scotland merged into the United Kingdom in 1707. The
country is a parliamentary democratic monarchy. Wales and Scotland are
devolving into autonomy. Northern Ireland has a special status with influence
of Ireland. Some of the dependencies, Guernsey, Jersey, Man are autonomous
and have a special relation with the British queen, not with the Kingdom.
The other dependencies, Anguilla, Bermuda, British Virgin Islands, Cayman
Islands, Falkland Islands, Gibraltar, Montserrat, Pitcairn, Saint Helena
and Turks and Caicos Islands have a large degree of autonomy. The dependencies
of the British Indian Ocean Territory and the South Georgia and the South
Sandwich Islands have no constant inhabitation.
Great Britain, the dominant industrial and maritime power of the 19th
century, played a leading role in developing parliamentary democracy and
in advancing literature and science. At its zenith, the British Empire
stretched over one-fourth of the earth's surface. The first half of the
20th century saw the UK's strength seriously depleted in two World Wars.
The second half witnessed the dismantling of the Empire and the UK rebuilding
itself into a modern and prosperous European nation. As one of five permanent
members of the UN Security Council, a founding member of NATO, and of
the Commonwealth, the UK pursues a global approach to foreign policy;
it currently is weighing the degree of its integration with continental
Europe. A member of the EU, it chose to remain outside the European Monetary
Union for the time being. Constitutional reform is also a significant
issue in the UK. The Scottish Parliament, the National Assembly for Wales,
and the Northern Ireland Assembly were established in 1999.
Ireland 360 km
60,094,648 (July 2003 est.)
GDP per capita:
$25426.55 per person