Winchester Science Festival learns the facts about Migration

29 - 30 July 2017 - CPC was delighted to join a packed programme of speakers and exhibitors at the Winchester Science Festival last weekend to champion and celebrate science with the public.

Visitors to the festival enjoyed discovering our interactive and educational 'Migration-themed' exhibition that is being taken around the UK as part of the 2017 University of Southampton 'Bringing Research to Life' Roadshow. Using engaging activities including a giant connect four game, the CPC exhibition shared world leading social science research in a fun, easy to understand and accessible way to help tackle public misconceptions about Brexit and EU migrants. Visitors were keen to learn and commented 'I'm surprised to know the real numbers of EU Migrants, it's a lot less than I thought', 'I have learned lots of new facts about Migration today that I will share with others'.

The exhibit refers to research highlighted in CPC Briefing Paper 33 'Who are the EU migrants in England and Wales?', CPC Briefing Paper 34 'Expense turns to investment: How the welfare state supports EU migrants' economic achievements' and CPC Briefing Paper 35 'Should I stay or should I go? Strategies of EU citizens living in the UK in the context of the EU referendum' .

CPC will also be joining the University of Southampton 'Bringing Research to Life' Roadshow at BBC Countryfile Live from 3 - 6 August.

To keep up to date with the latest news about our exhibition, follow @CPCpopulation and @UoS_Roadshow on Twitter.

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