• Date and time: Wednesday 10 March 2021, 6.30pm to 7.30pm
  • Location: Online
  • Audience: Open to alumni, staff, students, the public
  • Admission: Free admission, booking required

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Three years after the government apologised for the Windrush scandal - which saw thousands of British people wrongly classified as illegal immigrants with catastrophic consequences - the promised reform of the Home Office and the controversial hostile environment has not materialised. A compensation scheme has paid out very little money. Amelia Gentleman, Guardian journalist and author of The Windrush Betrayal, Exposing the Hostile Environment, asks why justice remains elusive for so many of those affected.

Amelia Gentleman

Amelia Gentleman is a reporter for the Guardian. She was named Journalist of the Year at the 2019 British Journalism Awards and won the 2018 Paul Foot journalism award for her reportage on the Windrush scandal. She has also won the Orwell Prize and Feature Writer of the Year at the British Press Awards. Previously, she was Delhi correspondent for the International Herald Tribune, and Paris and Moscow correspondent for the Guardian. Her first book, The Windrush Betrayal, has been longlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize 2019. She tweets at @ameliagentleman.