Myths of migration: the changing British population

Fri 17 Oct 2014, 18:00 - 19:30

The British Academy, 10-11 Carlton House Terrace, London SW1Y 5AH

The movement of people shapes our neighbourhoods and communities, but what are the realities of these changes, and where do the myths of migration end and the realities of population change begin? What are the new patterns of internal and trans-national migration? Who are the new immigrants, where are they from, and where do they go? Do immigrants isolate or integrate? Are we flocking to the cities, or escaping to the countryside? Join The British Academy and the British Society of Population Studies to talk about trends over time and how these patterns are changing the size and composition of our national and local populations.


Ludi Simpson
Professor of Population Studies in the Cathie Marsh Centre for Census and Survey Research at the University of Manchester.

Tony Champion
Professor of Population Geography within Newcastle University’s Centre for Urban and Regional Development Studies (CURDS).

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