Panel Talks & Workshops

Human Traffic: Race and Post-War Migration Policy

6:00 pm - 7:00 pm | 01 October 2019
Museum of London | FREE

The 2019 Royal Historical Society Colin Matthew Memorial Lecture


Professor David Olusoga OBE explores the years after 1945 when successive British governments set out to weaponise the nation’s immigration policy.

To maintain historic ties to the Old Commonwealth, and shore-up Britain’s position as a ‘world power’ they encouraged and even subsidised the emigration of over a million Britons while simultaneously recruiting thousands of East Europeans for new lives in Britain.

Yet in 1948, with the arrival of the Empire Windrush and the passing of the British Nationality Act, another, unplanned and unwanted migration was set in train.

This is a FREE event. early reservation is encouraged, as a ticket does not guarantee entry. All ticket holders must be seated by 5:50 PM, after which tickets will be reallocated to people queuing for returns.

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