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Press Release - 07 March 2007

Free public lecture: The Irish in 19th century Britain

The experiences of 19th century Irish migrants in Swindon will be discussed as part of a free public lecture at the University of Bath in Swindon on Wednesday 14 March.

Professor Graham Davis, course director of the MA in Irish Studies at Bath Spa University, will look at the Irish migrant experience in the ghetto, the hostility of the host community, the Irish contribution to Britain, and the diversity of the migrant experience in different occupations and different places in Britain.

He will look at the major centres of Liverpool, Manchester and London, as well as Bristol, Bath and Swindon.

Professor Davis has written two books on Irish migration and was a consultant for The Irish Empire, a BBC documentary film on Irish emigration.

Admission and parking for the lecture is free and people can just turn up on the evening. The lecture runs from 5.30pm until 6.30pm in the University hall at the Oakfield campus.

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