11th July 2019, 11.00-14.00

91 Ways to Build a Global City: one shared meal at a time

Bristol is formed by many language communities. This diversity is central to ‘91 Ways to Build a Global City‘, a dynamic, social enterprise named after the 91 languages spoken in Bristol. On July 11th, 91 Ways will come to the University of Bristol for three hours of collective cooking, story-telling, learning and thinking about future forms of collaboration and common engagement.

UoB students and staff will meet the 91 Ways chefs at the Orangerie of Goldney Hall (Lower Clifton Hill, Bristol BS8 1BH) for some collective chopping, stirring, roasting and – more importantly – talking. Two vegetarian recipes and a salad will be prepared and eaten together (hopefully in the garden).

The event is open to UoB staff and students on a first come first served basis (as numbers are so limited please let us know if you find you are unable to attend). Please book your place here on EventBrite (password is 91bristol).

Jointly sponsored by Bristol Poverty Institute and Migration Mobilities Bristol.


24th July 2019, 14.00-16.30

Migration and Householding: Asian and Chinese Examples

Prof. C. Cindy Fan from UCLA will receive her honorary degree on the 23rd July in Bristol. She is a distinguished scholar in the field of migration studies and her work mainly involves rural-urban migration in China .

MMB is delighted to be able to host her public lecture that will take place in the Peel Lecture Theatre in Geographical Sciences (University Road) 2-3.30pm and the Hepple (same location) for refreshments afterwards.

Please register on EventBrite


15th October 2019, 12.30-14.00

The Hostile Environment in Law, Policy and Practice

Further details to follow. Spaces for this event will be very limited so if you are interested in joining the meeting please email –


20-21 January 2020

The International Forum on Migration Statistics (IFMS) is a unique, global platform devoted to improving data on migration in all its dimensions. Organised by the International Organization for Migration (IOM), Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD) and the UN Department of Economic and Social Affairs (UN DESA), the IFMS offers space for dialogue for a broad range of actors, from national and regional authorities, NGOs, international agencies and the private sector.

IFMS II aims to mobilise expertise from a wide range of disciplines – such as statistics, economics, demography, sociology, geospatial science, and information technology – to improve the collection and analysis of migration data worldwide. MMB’s Ann Singleton will organise a panel

There is a call for papers and parallel sessions out until 31st July 2019. Please visit the Forum website for further details.



Nb. For University of Bristol Staff these events and other migration related events are listed in the MMB shared Outlook calendar. ‘Open Shared Calendar’ whilst on the UoB network and search for ‘migration’.