Guardian's Patrick Kingsley gives Annual Harrell Bond Lecture on Reporting Refugees

01 November, 2016

Patrick Kingsley, the Guardian's first-ever migration correspondent, delivered the 2016 Harrell-Bond Lecture, titled 'Reporting refugees: what a journalist learnt on the migration trails to Europe', on 26 October.

The lecture drew on his experience over the last two years visiting over 20 countries as a journalist focusing on migration issues. He interviewed smugglers, refugees, coastguards, and border-guards; spent weeks on-board rescue missions in the Mediterranean; walked with migrants through the Balkans; and visited refugee camps across the Middle East, Europe and Africa. In the process he gained a unique perspective on migration to and through Europe.

Patrick was named foreign affairs journalist of the year at the British Journalism Awards. His book about the European refugee crisis, The New Odyssey, was published by Faber in May. Patrick is a former winner of the Frontline award for print journalism, and was previously the Guardian’s Egypt correspondent. He has reported from 25 countries, including Denmark, where he wrote a travel book called How to be Danish.

The Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture is named in honour of Dr Barbara Harrell-Bond, founding Director of the Refugee Studies Centre.

Listen to a podcast of the lecture.