Gordon Lynch in The Independent

Professor Gordon Lynch, from the Department of Religious Studies, was interviewed by The Independent newspaper last week to preview a forthcoming exhibition at the V&A Museum of Childhood ‘On Their Own Britain’s Child Migrants’.

The exhibition will draw on Gordon’s research on child migration schemes that sent around 100,000 unaccompanied children from the UK to Canada, Australia and other Commonwealth countries from 1869 until the early 1970s.

‘While presented as being in the best interests of the child, the schemes were also intended to build up the British Empire with “good British stock”,’ explains Gordon in the article, which was published last Friday 14 August.

The exhibition will run at the Museum of Childhood from 24 October 2015 to 12 June 2016.

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