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St Andrew’s Day Lecture: The New Scots – Immigrant Communities since c.1950

Thursday 30th November 2017 @ 6:00 pm - 8:00 pm

With special guest Professor Tom Devine

Part of the ‘Scotland’s Diverse History’ Series. Minority Community considerations and discussions celebrating Scotland’s 2017 Year of History, Heritage and Archaeology.

This lecture will be based on as-yet-unpublished research on ten immigrant groups who have settled in Scotland over the last fifty years or so.

It will consider such key questions as their motivation for coming, the scale and impact of movement, the experience of the migrants in Scotland, how Scots have responded to the influx,  and how far Scottish attitudes to immigration differ – if at all –  from those south of the border. The ethnicities in question include Africans, Afro-Caribbeans, Chinese, East Europeans, English, Indians, Jews, Pakistanis, Poles and Roma.

This event will be introduced by a guest chair and there will be an opportunity for a Q+A post-talk.

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Lecture Theatre 3, Appleton Tower, University of Edinburgh
11 Crichton Street
Edinburgh, EH8 9LE
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