Buxton International Festival

Perspectives: Migrants - Always the Scapegoats?

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Set against the backdrop of rising populism the issue of managing immigration is so central to our politics.

It is therefore important now, more than ever, to dismantle tropes and clichés surrounding migration and immigration and to enhance public understanding of such complex and sensitive issues. In this Perspectives, Peter Gatrell and Maya Goodfellow lead a timely discussion on contemporary immigration policies and public attitudes, the UK and the ‘hostile environment’, and the impact of migration and mobility across post-war Europe.

Professor Peter Gatrell FBA Professor of Economic History, University of Manchester

Maya Goodfellow Writer and Academic, and the Author of Hostile Environment: How Immigrants Became Scapegoats

Chair: Ian Muir-Cochrane

Dates & Times

  • Fri 17 Jul 10am
  • Duration: 1hr
  • Price: £15