6th Annual Irish in Britain Seminar Series

4 Nov – 2 Dec 2014

The present phase of Irish migration to Britain began with the collapse of the Irish economy in 2008. Six years on, we assess the situation today. How do migrants and their experiences of life in Britain compare to previous generations? How long is the current phase of migration likely to last? Focussing on topics such as education, health and sport, this year’s speakers will shed light on these questions and invite you to contribute to the debate.

4 Nov:  Irish Migrant Teachers in Britain: new opportunities and enduring stereotypes

Prof. Louise Ryan, Co-Director of the Social Policy Research Centre, Middlesex University


11 Nov:  The Irish Post and the story of emigration (2008-2014)

Robert Mulhern, Journalist, Irish Post


25 Nov:  No Irish, Not Irish, Know Irish? – health, well-being and Irish identity

Claire Barry, Director, Mind Yourself

2 Dec:  Different shades of green: Sport and Irish emigrants in London 

Frances Harkin, PhD Candidate, Queen’s University Belfast


The Irish Studies Centre has provided a forum for teaching, learning and research since 1986. The Irish in Britain Seminar Series offers an opportunity for members of the public as well as students and scholars to debate and disseminate the latest research on Ireland, migration and the diaspora.

Seminars will take place on Tuesday evenings from 6.30 – 8.00 p.m.

 Attendance is free but places are limited so it is essential to register in advance at: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/irish-in-britain-seminar-series-tickets-13696690169

Room T138, London Metropolitan University, Tower Building, 166-220 Holloway Road, N7 8DB


For further information contact Tony Murray: t.murray@londonmet.ac.uk