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The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

Newsletter - Oct 2018



The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement



October 2018 








Welcome to the Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement aims to build on strong institutional engagement by the University with one of the greatest societal challenges of the 21st Century, that of human movement, dispersal, mobility, and migration.


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Call for Event Applications

The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement calls upon its members to propose events for the academic year 2018-19.

Would you like to set-up a reading group, show a movie, a mini lecture series, a workshop or maybe a poetry slam? We look forward to your ideas! Facilities, catering and administrative support are on us.

Application Deadline: Please feel free to send a short outline of your proposed activity by Oct 31st, 2018 to us at globalhumanmovement.





Can you help? Request for Volunteers

We are looking for some volunteers to help out at various times with our launch event on Tues October 23rd 2018.

Help required includes:

-          Pre-event set-up – setting up display stands, posters, and brochures, reserving seats (Between 2pm - 4pm) need min. 1 person

-          Marshalling at the event – taking tickets, assisting arriving guests (Between 3.30pm – 7.00pm) need 2 / 3 people

-          Social media – tweeting the event (between 4pm – 7pm) 1 person

-          Post event – taking down display stands (between 8pm – 9pm) need min. 1 person

We can be flexible about the timing and we would not expect anyone to stay for the whole time (2pm – 9pm) – please note that it is likely that there will be chocolate involved J  

Interested? Please email Di Kennedy on








Let us know if you have an event that you would like us to share in our newsletter or on our website…





Talk: Electronic tagging of asylum seekers: Humane or hostile environment?

18th October 2018, 7:30pm – 10pm


While the electronic tagging of asylum-seekers is often considered a humane alternative to detention, it is actually a tactic of Theresa May’s ‘hostile environment’ that deeply constricts an individual’s physical, psychological, and social freedom. This talk discusses the experiences of asylum-seekers who have been electronically tagged— their struggles and their methods of resistance.

Hosted by Amnesty International Cambridge City Group, Friends Meeting House 12 Jesus Lane, CB5 8BA Cambridge, Cambridgeshire


Register here







Ethics meets Migration - Launch of The Centre for the Study of Global Human Movement

23rd October 2018, 4pm – 8pm


Our distinguished panel members Lord Rowan William, Sir Stephen O’Brien, Professor Ben Bowling and Professor Alison Phipps come together to help us to explore the ways in which migration challenges our ethics and the moral universe we live in today. The event is followed by a short reception. The first panel is booked out but there are still some places for the second.


Booking details:







Border Crossings: geographies of class, gender, mobility and migration with Professor Linda McDowell

25th October 2018, 5.00pm


Cambridge Geography Centenary Lecture Series: The Geographical Imagination held in the Large Lecture Theatre,

Department of Geography

The focus of this talk is on the personal and academic implications of some of the significant changes in the UK economy and society, as well as in the nature of geography as a discipline, over the last half century. The key theme is mobility and migration, within and between countries, as well as across class boundaries, as the UK became a more diverse country from the end of World War II but remains one in which significant inequalities structure the opportunities of young people today.


All welcome. There is no need to book.






Migrants: Art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders

15th and 16th November 2018

The Hamilton Kerr Institute’s upcoming two-day conference Migrants: art, artists, materials and ideas crossing borders will reflect on the role of migration as embodied in works of art, material culture and their conservation.


Full details:







UK Launch of 2019 GEM Report - Migration and Displacement by The Education and Development Forum (UKFIET)


20th November 2018, 2pm – 5pm

The main focus of the 2019 GEM Report is migration and displacement. Over a year in the making, the Report will present evidence on the implications of different types of migration and displacement for education but also the impact that reforming curricula, pedagogy and teacher preparation can have on embracing diversity. 


Booking details:







Centre Research Seminar Series

2018 / 2019


To foster interdisciplinary conversations on movement, the research seminars will showcase research projects from a wide range of disciplines, including engineering, music, history, architecture, law, religion and medical sciences. 

The Seminars will be held in Room B3, Institute of Criminology, Sidgwick Ave. Cambridge CB3 9DA on Wednesday afternoons at 4pm and refreshments will be provided. Please register attendance (for catering purposes) via


Session details:






Challenges of Experimental Government and Public Policy Series



Some fascinating topics coming up in the Department of Sociology's upcoming seminar series. Full details:










Please contact Di Kennedy on ( ) if you have a vacancy to advertise




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