Category Archives: event

The Waiting Game: An experience with a point

By: Ida Persson, Research & Communications Officer, COMPAS and Marieke Van Houte, Marie Curie Research Fellow, International Migration Institute Various forms of theatre can be used to engage and inform audiences about political and social issues. For example, theatre is … Continue reading

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Not racist, just resentful

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher In continental Europe, governments, civil society and academics are increasingly likely to repeat the mantra that integration is “a two-way process” involving both migrants and receiving society. All too often, though, governments place … Continue reading

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Education and perceptions: learning about migration through theatre

By: Ida Persson, Research & Communications Officer “I have just seen more learning this evening than I do in a whole curriculum”. That was the response of an academic in the audience at the performance of “Undocumented Migrants Children’s Lives … Continue reading

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What do we know about the reasons for migration and the social and economic characteristics of migrants in the UK?

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher The March COMPAS Breakfast Briefing was presented by Jon Simmons, who leads the migration research at the UK Home Office. He presented three important recent Home Office Science reports on migrants into the … Continue reading

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How do local authorities deal with the increasing diversity of their clients and residents?

By: Ben Gidley, Associate Professor and Senior Researcher In the 1890s, philanthropist Charles Booth and a team of assistants – the pioneers of sociological research in the UK – walked the whole of London, visually noting the wealth of each street’s … Continue reading

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