Commemoration and Celebration: The British Academy and the Jewish Refugee Academics in Britain after 1933
10 Nov 2015, 14:00
Tuesday 10 November 2015, 2:00pm The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London, SW1Y 5AH
Hosted by Lord Stern, President of the British Academy
The British Academy, in partnership with the Association of Jewish Refugees, will host an event to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Thank-Offering to Britain Fund at the British Academy. The event will celebrate the achievements of a handful of refugee academics who escaped to Britain in the 1930s, considering their early lives as well as the great impact of their work on UK academia and the wider world. It will also serve to commemorate the lives of those who were not able to escape.
Professor Eugene Rogan, University of Oxford
Sir Erich Reich, chairman of Kindertransport-Association of Jewish Refugees
Professor Richard Gombrich, on Sir Ernst Gombrich FBA
Professor Sandra Fredman FBA, on Sir Otto Kahn-Freund FBA
Sir Ralph Kohn FRS, on Sir Ernst Chain FRS
Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, on Sir Ludwig Guttmann FRS
Dr Anthony Grenville, on the History of the Thank-Offering to Britain Fund
Click on the tag ‘50th Anniversary of Thank-Offering to Britain Fund’ to find video recordings of the speeches.