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Seminar Invitation: Economic crisis, austerity and Brits abroad (Final Programme)

You are invited to attend the launch of:




A White Rose Consortium Funded Research Collaboration

Co-ordinated by Majella Kilkey (University of Sheffield), Neil Lunt (University of York) & Louise Waite (University of Leeds)

Seminar 1: Economic crisis, austerity and Brits abroad

Monday 23rd September 11:00 – 17:00

Conference Room, ICOSS, University of Sheffield


11:00 – 11:30              Registration

11:30 – 11:40              Introducing the White Rose research collaboration – Migration and Economic Crisis

(Dr Majella Kilkey, University of Sheffield & Claire Pickerden, White Rose University Consortium)

11:40 – 12:20              Trends in British emigration: what do the official data show?

(Joanna Wroe, Research Officer & Pamela Dent, Assistant Statistician, Migration Statistics Unit, Office for National Statistics)

12:20 – 13:00              The relationship between economic conditions and emigration from the UK: what do the official data show?

(Dr Rebecca Gillespie, Home Office Science: Migration and Border Analysis)

13:00 – 14:00              Lunch

14:00 – 14:40              Researching the ‘new’ British mobility: conceptual frames and methodological challenges

(Professor Loretta Baldassar, Professor of Anthropology and Sociology, University of Western Australia)

14:40 – 15:20              Thinking through lifestyle migration in an era of austerity

(Dr Michaela Benson, Senior Lecturer in Sociology, Goldsmiths, University of London)

15:20 – 15:40              Tea & Coffee

15:40 – 16:20              Shattered Dreams? Older British People Returning from Spain

(Dr Kelly Hall, Lecturer in Social Policy, University of Birmingham & Charles Betty, University of Northampton)


16:20 – 17:00              Final Discussion – Economic crisis, austerity and Brits abroad: what are the new questions for social scientists?

(Introduced by Professor Peter Dwyer, Professor of Social Policy, University of York)

To book your place or for further information, please contact:

Dr Majella Kilkey, Department of Sociological Studies, University of Sheffield by email:M.Kilkey@sheffield.ac.uk