History taster session

This taster session gives you an insight into studying History at university.

History class

Historicising Multiculturalism: South Asian Migration to Britain

Professor Lambert-Hurley's talk will explore how and why South Asians came to Britain in the colonial period, using a range of short texts and images to introduce the topic. These primary sources will provide a window into three migrant groups in particular: first of all, ayahs, or Indian nursemaids, who travelled to Britain in the eighteenth century to care for children in elite households; secondly, Indian nationalist politicians who participated in British electoral politics from the nineteenth century; and, thirdly, Muslim missionaries responsible for setting up the Woking Muslim Mission at the Shah Jahan Mosque in Surrey in 1912. 

When: Monday 24th April 2023, 3.35pm - 5.00pm

Age group: Year 12 and Year 13


Please note, this is an approximate schedule and is subject to change.

Time Activity
3.35pm Log-in & get comfortable
3.40pm Welcome & introduction to the department from Professor Charles West
3.50pm Taster lecture to be delivered by Professor Siobhan Lambert-Hurley
4.35pm Q&A on the taster lecture, leading into
4.45pm Q&A about your subject at Sheffield with Professor Charles West and UG ambassadors to answer questions & talk about their own experiences 

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