The second Birmingham Made Me took place in June at Millennium Point; driven by Birmingham City University, it was even more ambitious and high profile than its predecessor!
Birmingham Made Me Design Expo is a project of the ‘think and do’ tank, Idea Birmingham and developed to promote innovative products and brands from the Midlands.
As the UK prepares to lift working restrictions on Bulgarians and Romanians, immigration is back at the top of the political agenda.
Paul Collier, the distinguished Oxford economist, and David Goodhart, director of the think tank Demos, have both recently published controversial books challenging the traditional thinking of the liberal left on immigration. For this high-profile debate, Ritula Shah brings the two men head to head with Susie Symes and other panellists in front of a live audience in Birmingham, one of the country’s most diverse cities.
Goodhart and Collier both argue that there can be such a thing as too much immigration and, left uncontrolled, it has the potential to damage and undermine the values that define British society. Can they face down challenges and persuade the audience in the hall – and listening at home?
Idea Birmingham is pleased to present a Radio 4 debate “Immigration: Good for whom?” led by Paul Collier from the department of economics at Oxford university. Author of the newly published ‘Exodus: Immigration and Multiculturalism in the 21st Century.’
Title of the debate: “Immigration: good for whom?”
Location: Adrian Boult Hall, Birmingham Conservatoire
Host/Chair: Ritula Shah, Presenter of The World Tonight, BBC Radio 4
Paul Collier is Professor of Economics and Public Policy at the Blavatnik School of Government and Director of the Centre for the Study of African Economies at the University of Oxford. He is also Co-Director of the
David Goodhart, Director of cross-party Thinktank Demos. Author of ‘The British Dream: Successes and Failures of Post War Immigration.’
David is the director of Demos. He is the founder and former editor of Prospect magazine, which he set up in 1995. David has grown Prospect into Britain’s leading current affairs monthly and he remains the magazine’s editor-at-large.
David is a prominent figure in public debate in the UK. He is a well-known broadcaster, author, commentator and journalist who regularly contributes to the Guardian, the Independent, the Times and the Financial Times. Before Prospect, David was a correspondent for the Financial Times for 12 years – including a stint in Germany during the unification period.
David has recently published a book, The British Dream, about postwar multiculturalism, national identity and immigration. He is married to the FT columnist Lucy Kellaway—they have four children and live in Highbury, north London.