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August 2021

MMB Reading Group – ‘Immigration and Freedom’ by Chandran Kukathas

Wednesday 25 August at 1:00 pm to 2:00 pm

The reading group will meet over the summer to discuss the new book by Chandran Kukathas, Immigration and Freedom (Princeton University Press, 2021). To register for the meeting, please fill in this form.   More about the book: Immigration is often seen as a danger to western liberal democracies because it threatens to undermine their fundamental values, most notably freedom and national self-determination. In this book, however, Chandran Kukathas argues that the greater threat comes not from immigration but from…

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September 2021

Presence and Movement: A Summer’s Walk along the Severn Estuary

Saturday 11 September at 10:00 am to 4:30 pm

PLEASE NOTE: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED TO 11th SEPTEMBER DUE TO COVID RESTRICTIONS. After so long meeting only on screen we are very excited to be able to see each other face to face in 3D! Please join MMB and the Centre for Environmental Humanities in a 'Celebration of Presence and Movement'. Leave behind your laptops, forget Zoom, junk Teams and come for a walk with us along the Severn Estuary. The views are enormous, the bird life impressive…

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November 2021

No Recourse to Public Funds – Manufacturing Destitution

Tuesday 2 November at 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm

The ACH/MMB Seminar Series 2021 continues with a focus on the issue of no recourse to public funds faced by tens of thousands of migrants to the UK. In 2020, research suggested nearly 1.4 million people in the UK had no recourse to public funds (NRPF), with the burden of restrictions falling disproportionately on people of colour. In last year, 82% of people helped with an NRPF issue by Citizens Advice were Black, Asian or from another minority ethnic background.…

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