Insiders/Outsiders : In Conversation with Monica Bohm-Duchen

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A good place to start, I think, is to consider how many iconic markers of British life (from the London bus stop sign through the Tiger who Came to Tea to the Festival Hall or Glyndebourne Opera) were wholly or in large part the creation of refugees from Nazi-dominated Europe. By doing so, we not only acknowledge the pervasive influence of so many of these refugees but are forced to interrogate the very notion of Britishness – a topical issue, to be sure.