A public lecture and panel discussion on migration will be hosted by the University of Winchester’s Modern History Research Centre on March 20 from 4.30pm to 6pm.

In Migration: Why it Matters, guest speaker Dr Anna Maguire - a lecturer in public history at University College London - will question Britain’s role as a sanctuary for refugees, particularly in the second half of the 20th century.

Anna, currently working on a history of sanctuary for refugees in Britain from 1950 to 2000, will argue Britain was often motivated by political rather than humanitarian aims.

Her talk will open a wider conversation with three leading members of the Modern History Research Centre.

Dr Emily Stiles, a lecturer in modern history, specialises in the history and representation of forced migration.

Dr Xavier Guégan, senior lecturer in colonial and post-colonial history, is an expert in south Asian history under British colonial rule and north African history under the French.

Dr Graciela Iglesias-Rogers, senior lecturer in modern European and global Hispanic history, is a leading convenor of the Modern History Research Centre.

It takes place in Room 202 of the St Alphege Building in the King Alfred Quarter. It is free for centre subscribers and £6 for non-members (£3 concessions). Book at https://tinyurl.com/yc8bthhk