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The Commonwealth and me - a view from West Acton

Talking Humanities

The Commonwealth and me – a view from West Acton  

Professor Keith Somerville gives a personal view of an organisation with 'little or no relevance to younger Britons'. 

Talking Humanities is the School of Advanced Study's flagship digital publication and covers groundbreaking humanities research throughout the UK.


Research Directory

Our Directory of Research and Expertise is the first stop for anyone seeking experts or further information about projects managed by the School of Advanced Study.


Kindertransport: Experience and Fiction

Videos and Podcasts

A Home Lost - a New Life Found? Kindertransport: Experience and Fiction

The Kindertransport enabled nearly 10,000 child refugees to flee from Nazi-occupied territories to the UK in 1938-39. It is remembered as a life-shaping experience of the loss of a homeland, of parents, family and friends  ̶  and of the finding of refuge and eventually a new life in the UK. This event introduces its history and memory and the treatment of the Kindertransport in fiction.


Latest podcast: 70 Years Ago - How Universal Rights Were Being Made