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Migrants: The Story of Us All

1 October 2023, 2.00pm

'Migrants' book cover
'Migrants' book cover
'Migrants' book cover
1 October 2023, 2.00pm

Migrants: The Story of Us All

Gain a new perspective on the history of migration with journalist and author Sam Miller.
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About the event

Humans are a migratory species. For most of our existence we were all nomads. Houses and permanent settlements are a relatively recent development, dating back little more than 12,000 years. The reasons for migration have ranged widely, from civil war and poverty to curiosity and adventure.

Amid recent heated debate around migration and refugees, Sam Miller reflects on how migrants have been viewed in the past. He will consider the stories of famous migrants such as Christopher Columbus and Pocahontas, Alexander the Great and Barak Obama.

By looking at an alternative history of the world, which places migration at the heart of the human story, we can view today’s debate from a new perspective.

About the speaker

Sam Miller was born and brought up in London but has spent much of his adult life in India. He is a former BBC journalist and the author of Delhi: Adventures in a Megacity (2009), A Strange Kind of Paradise: India Through Foreign Eyes (2014) and Fathers (2017). He is also the translator of The Marvellous (But Authentic) Adventures of Captain Corcoran by Alfred Assollant (2016).

Sam Miller
Sam Miller

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1 October 2023
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