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Great Minds: Migrants and intellectual life

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Jul 13, 2011 - Jul 13, 2011


LSE, NAB.LG01 Wolfson Theatre, New Academic Building,
Lincoln’s Inn Fields,
London, WC2A 3LJ


In conjunction with the London School of Economics Centre for the Study of Human Rights and Matrix Chambers

Migrants are often presented as a burden, but no one can deny the impact they have had on Britain’s intellectual life. One quarter of Britain’s Nobel Prize winners in science were born abroad. Our religious, philosophical and ideological heritage has often been inspired by migrants, from royal patrons (Prince Rupert, Prince Albert) to refugees (Ralf Dahrendorf, Isaiah Berlin). It is rarely noticed on the migration balance sheet, but our science, philosophy, critical and spiritual life has been repeatedly shaped and reshaped by newcomers.

Read about our speakers using the links above.
Rabinder Singh QC is a barrister at Matrix Chambers, deputy High Court judge, Crown Court Recorder and Professor of Law.
Gita Sahgal is a writer and journalist.

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Barbara Roche
Rabinder Singh QC