30 min

9: Brits Abroad Today Departures – 400 Years of Emigration from Britain

    • History

Britain continues to be a major source of emigrants in the 21st century – not something we often hear about. So why do people leave the UK now and which countries do they choose to settle in? And how is emigration today affected by Britain’s colonial past?


Mukti Jain Campion talks to sociologist Professor Michaela Benson of Lancaster University who studies modern British emigration and hears from a range of British people currently living abroad.


A Culture Wise Production for the Migration Museum


Producer: Mukti Jain Campion


Readings: Adrian Preater


Title Music: Shakira Malkani


 


Image credit: Osbert Parker from his video Timeline, as featured in the Migration Museum's Departures exhibition.


Exhibition: This podcast accompanies the exhibition Departures: 400 Years of Emigration from Britain at the Migration Museum in London. For more information, visit: www.migrationmuseum.org/exhibition/departures.

Britain continues to be a major source of emigrants in the 21st century – not something we often hear about. So why do people leave the UK now and which countries do they choose to settle in? And how is emigration today affected by Britain’s colonial past?


Mukti Jain Campion talks to sociologist Professor Michaela Benson of Lancaster University who studies modern British emigration and hears from a range of British people currently living abroad.


A Culture Wise Production for the Migration Museum


Producer: Mukti Jain Campion


Readings: Adrian Preater


Title Music: Shakira Malkani


 


Image credit: Osbert Parker from his video Timeline, as featured in the Migration Museum's Departures exhibition.


Exhibition: This podcast accompanies the exhibition Departures: 400 Years of Emigration from Britain at the Migration Museum in London. For more information, visit: www.migrationmuseum.org/exhibition/departures.

30 min

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