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Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham

Room 224 Education Building
Social Sciences
Monday 11th March 2019 (12:30-13:30)
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We are delighted to welcome Jon Bloomfield, the author of “Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham” to our upcoming IRiS PhD seminar on 11th March, 12.30-13.30 in Room 224, Education Building).

Jon is a historian by training and an urban policy specialist by practice. Currently, he is an advisor to the EU’s largest climate change initiative Climate KIC and for over a decade has been an Honorary Research Fellow at the University of Birmingham, having previously worked for Coventry and Birmingham City Councils. He specialises in urban affairs with specific expertise in governance, migration and the environment.

Jon will give us a short introduction to his new book, which tells the story of fifty migrants to Birmingham from all walks of life: first and second generation; men and women; from thirteen different countries from Ireland to India, Pakistan to Poland, the Caribbean to Somalia. The presentation is followed by a Q&A session, and there will also be copies of the book available at the event. Light lunch and drinks are provided.

The event is open for students and staff from the University of Birmingham and beyond. Please feel free to spread the word!

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