Monthly Archives: January 2018

Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham

Race and migration are the most explosive issues in British politics today. In contrast to the tabloid headlines, Our City: Migrants and the Making of Modern Birmingham explores how one of Britain’s major cities has been transformed for the better by its migrant population. Based on original interviews, this book tells the story of fifty migrants to Birmingham from all

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Birmingham – Heart of the UK, Soul of the Commonwealth

In just over four years, in July 2022, the world’s gaze will focus on Birmingham, my hometown, as the host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games. Announced on 21st December 2017 at a press conference at the Arena Academy in Birmingham, it will be the third Commonwealth Games to be hosted in England, following London (in 1934) and Manchester (in

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Bringing children in Birmingham and the Black Country closer to nature

I’d like to introduce you to a team of volunteers that are helping the RPSB bring thousands of children closer to nature in the Midlands through the RPSB Schools Outreach project. John used to be an assistant head teacher, Alison taught in school for 20 years, whilst Jane still teaches part time. However, Janet was a doctor, Keith managed a

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