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Penny Lecture: Why Do We Fear Migration?
February 9, 2018 @ 12:00 am - April 19, 2018 @ 12:00 am
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The history of the world is the history of people moving. For as long as we have been aware of pastures new, we have sought them – just as we have always fled fire, famine and flood. But this old and natural impulse has also provoked much tension. Why?
In this month’s Penny Lecture, Robert Winder considers the place of migration in today’s Britain, and whether the fear of it isn’t more unsettling than the thing itself.
About Robert Winder
Robert Winder, a former Literary Editor of the Independent and deputy editor of Granta, is the author of several novels and works of non fiction, including “Bloody Foreigners: the Story of Immigration to Britain”. He is also a trustee of the Migration Museum Project, which aims to create Britain’s first major museum on this important and topical subject.