Annual Harrell-Bond Lecture 2016: Reporting refugees: what a journalist learnt on the migration trails to Europe

Hosted by Refugee Studies Centre

The Lecture

Over the past two years, Patrick Kingsley has visited over 20 countries in his capacity as the Guardian's first-ever migration correspondent. He has interviewed smugglers, refugees, coastguards, and border-guards; spent weeks onboard 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 Kingsley gained a unique perspective on migration to and through Europe – and on 26 October will present some of the lessons he has learnt from this experience.

The Speaker

Patrick Kingsley is the Guardian's migration correspondent. He was named foreign affairs journalist of the year at the British Journalism Awards. His book about the European refugee crisis, The New Odyssey, which is based on reportage from 17 countries along the migration trail, 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.


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26 Oct
  • Patrick Kingsley, migration correspondent, the Guardian
ODID Special Lectures & Seminars
The Grove Auditorium, Magdalen College, Oxford OX1 4AU