Irish Post journalist to speak at Annual Irish in Britain Seminar Series

Irish Post journalist to speak at Annual Irish in Britain Seminar Series

THE sixth annual Irish in Britain Seminar Series will see award-winning Irish Post journalist Robert Mulhern discuss the story of emigration this week.

The series, which kicked off on November 4 with a talk on Irish migrant teachers in Britain by Middlesex University’s Professor Louise Ryan, will resume on Tuesday evening (November 11).

Assessing emigration to Britain since the collapse of the Irish economy in 2008, Mulhern will tackle topics ranging from the portrayal of Irish emigration within the Irish media and what matters to Irish Post readers today.

Attendees will get the chance to debate issues concerning migrants and their experiences of life in Britain, compared to previous generations, and how long the current phase of migration is likely to last.

This lecture will be followed with a talk by Claire Barry, Director of the Mind Yourself Charity, on health, well-being and Irish identity in Britain, on November 25.

And PhD candidate Frances Harkin, of Queen’s University Belfast, fills the final slot on the seminar schedule with a talk on Sport and Irish Emigrants in London on December 2.

Each seminar takes place at the Irish Studies Centre at London Metropolitan University.

The venue has been an Irish teaching, learning and research centre since 1986 and provides student, scholars and the public with the opportunity to debate and publicise the latest research on Ireland, migration and the diaspora.

All of the seminars are free to attend and take place on Tuesday evenings from 6.30-8pm.

Those interested must book their free ticket in advance.  To register online visit or email [email protected] for further information.