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. 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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