Latest Update: Welcome to our new website! Explore our resources, search our podcasts, see what's on.

Immigration and National Identity in Britain Since 1945

Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London in collaboration with Be Birkbeck

Event Information

19th October, 2015
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Keynes Library, 43-46 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PD
Professor David Feldman, Director, Pears Institute for the study of Antisemitism, Birkbeck, University of London

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.

This public lecture is hosted by Be Birkbeck, a special membership scheme designed to give everyone a chance to become part of Birkbeck’s academic community. More information

Share Article