Britain continues to be a major source of emigrants in the 21st century – not something we often hear about. So why do people leave the UK now and which countries do they choose to settle in? And how is emigration today affected by Britain’s colonial past?
Mukti Jain Campion talks to sociologist Professor Michaela Benson of Lancaster University who studies modern British emigration and hears from a range of British people currently living abroad.
A Culture Wise Production for the Migration Museum
Producer: Mukti Jain Campion
Readings: Adrian Preater
Title Music: Shakira Malkani
Image credit: Osbert Parker from his video Timeline, as featured in the Migration Museum’s Departures exhibition.
Exhibition: This podcast accompanies the exhibition Departures: 400 Years of Emigration from Britain at the Migration Museum in London. For more information, visit: www.migrationmuseum.org/exhibition/departures.