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Migrant City

January 17, 2018 @ 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm

FREE but booking with eventbrite is required

Les Back

Wednesday 17 January 2018, 4.00pm

Speaker: Professor Les Back, Goldsmiths, University of London

CURB Seminar Series

Les Back will read some excerpts from his forthcoming book with Shamser Sinha and talk about the issues raised by writing it. Migrant City is the story of contemporary London from the perspective of 30 adult migrants who come from a wide variety of social backgrounds and includes their take on Brexit and the so-called ‘migrant crisis’. The book is based on research with the participants spanning a decade in some cases.  It is also an experiment in collaborative ethnography or what the authors call a more ‘sociable sociology’.

Other lectures in this series include:

Location: Room W/222, Wentworth College

Admission: is by free ticket only. Please book below.


If you have an accessibility need, please contact us at open-lectures@york.ac.uk or 01904 324466, and we will make every effort to accommodate you.

The majority of lectures are held on the University campus. There is a regular bus service and the campus is easily accessible by bicycle. Car parking is available in the Pay & Display car parks, which are free after 6pm. Please note however space in the Field Lane car park on Campus East is limited. More information on reaching the University together with maps and additional parking information can be found on our Information for Visitors webpages.


January 17, 2018
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
FREE but booking with eventbrite is required
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University of York Open Lecture Series
01904 324778
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Room W/222, Wentworth College
University of York
Heslington, York, YO10 5DD
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