It is estimated that 60% of refugees live in cities rather than in camps. They share these cities with poor, often marginalised low-income communities, stretching already inadequate resources and infrastructures to breaking point. This research project aims to foster more inclusive approaches to urban development and the provision of better housing and more resources for all of those who live in fragile circumstances.
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.
The British Academy launched its project to look at local actions to improve social integration in the UK at the beginning of 2017, aiming to highlight good practice from around the country, draw attention to innovative interventions and research and tackle what can often be negative narratives around immigration.
Tanni Grey-Thompson will be speaking at the British Academy on 10 November 2015 as part of an event to mark the 50th Anniversary of the Thank-Offering to Britain Fund at the British Academy: ‘Commemoration and Celebration: The British Academy and the Jewish Refugee Academics in Britain after 1933’.