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Annual Lecture – Migration: an English History


Nov 18, 2015 - Nov 18, 2015


LSE Hong Kong Theatre,
Clement House, 99–101 Aldwych,
London, WC2B 4JF


Migration: an English History

18 November 2015 | 6:30–8 pm
LSE Hong Kong Theatre, Clement House, 99–101 Aldwych, WC2B 4JF
Admission is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required

For our Annual Lecture, we invite you to join us for a talk with Robert Tombs, author of The English and their History.

Migration has been a crucial element of British and English history. England emerged as a nation amid a period of migration. Its culture is a hybrid. Its modern experience has been shaped by an unprecedented outward and inward flow of peoples. This lecture aims to identify what is special and characteristic about the migration history of England and Britain, and reflect on the way in which migration has affected and still affects the life of the nation.

Listen to the audio podcast of the event here.



Robert Tombs is Professor of French History at Cambridge.  He is a specialist in modern French history and on the Franco-British relationship.  His most recent work, “The English and their History”, has been an excursion into English history, though with something of a French perspective.