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Monday, 19 October 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)

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Refugees and other migrants evoke powerful responses from politicians, the press and the public. In the middle of the twentieth century just 2% of the British population was born abroad, today the equivalent figure is 13%. In this timely lecture, David Feldman explores how changing ideas about British identity have shaped responses to immigration.

David Feldman is Director of the  Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism and a Professor of History at Birkbeck, University of London. His research centres on Jews, immigrants and migrants and their place in British society. He has published widely on the history of immigration control and the history of multiculturalism in Britain.


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Birkbeck University
Keynes Library, 43-46 Gordon Square
WC1H 0PD London
United Kingdom

Monday, 19 October 2015 from 18:30 to 20:00 (BST)

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