Jeremy Seabrook (2013) Palgrave Macmillan
The Refuge and the Fortress offers an account of academic refugees in Britain, including those who fled Nazi Germany, and through their testimonies, seeks to understand the qualities they bestowed on their adoptive country. It provides an honest portrayal of the encounters of people from other cultures with the characteristics of the British.
Moore, M. and Brunskell-Evans, H (eds.) (2013) Volume 29, Issue 1, March, Special Issue: CARA Iraq Research Fellowship
This Special Issue focuses on the work of the CARA Iraq Research Fellowship Programme (IRFP). This issue is one of a number of events and publications to mark CARA’s 80th year and it is particularly written to celebrate the achievement of teams of Iraqi scholars whose work focuses on matters related to medicine, conflict and survival.
Reimagining Research for Reclaiming the Academy in Iraq: Indentities and Participation in Post-Conflict Enquiry
Brunskell-Evans, H. and Moore, M. (eds.) (2012) Sense Publishers
The book is a compilation of the narratives of Iraqi scholars who are carrying out numerous and diverse research projects that support the rebuilding of Iraqi society. The projects are funded and facilitated by CARA under the auspices the Iraqi Research Fellowship Programme (IRFP).
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Paul Broda (2011) Matador
The Atom Bomb was crucial to a post-War world dominated by the Cold War. Yet the stories of the people who chose to give atom secrets to Russia has never fully been told. Paul Broda's father and stepfather both passed secrets to the Russians, for no personal gain. Here he gives his personal account of his family and their actions. Scientist Spies is a compelling account of three lives swept up in the great events of Communism, Fascism, World War II, and the creation of the Atom Bomb...
Kohn, R. (2011) European Review, vol. 19, no. 2, pp. 225-283
Drawing on Dr Kohn's 2008 key note lecture launching CARA's 75th anniversary conference, the article gives a fascinating and deeply moving account the heroic people who did so much to establish the work and support of CARA in 1933 (known then as the Academic Assistance Council).
To request an offprint of this article, please contact CARA.
Marks, S., Weindling, P. and Wintour, L. (eds.) (2011) Oxford University Press for the British Academy
Commissioned for CARA's 75th anniversary conference, the papers collected in this volume cover both the history of the organisation and its impact on the academic world. They focus on some less well-known elements of CARA's work, including scholars who contributed to the social sciences, exoduses of scholars from Pinochet's Chile and apartheid South Africa, and the experiences of women academics. The volume includes, as well, moving accounts by children of early grantees.
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Rowlatt, B. and Witwit, M. (2010) Penguin Books
May, an Iraqi lecturer on English literature at Baghdad University and CARA Fellow, and Bee, a BBC World Service journalist, first spoke in 2005, and their friendship developed through the exchange of long, funny, moving and very personal emails captured in this book.
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Nazi persecution – Britain’s gift
Kohn, R. (2009) Royal Society and CARA, London
Dr Kohn describes the persecution of scientists in Nazi Germany during the 1930s and illustrates the unique and dedicated work of extraordinary British subjects who helped persecuted academics find a safe haven for their work and life in the UK.
Supporting Persecuted Academics: a guide for higher education institutions
Joyce, R., Davidson, S., and McConnan, I. (2009) CARA
This guide was developed to give practical advice on what universities and their departments can do to support at-risk academics effectively. It draws on direct experience from members of the UK Universities Network to describe best practice at various levels, from individual mentors to central administrations.
Seabrook, J. (2009) Palgrave Macmillan
Published to mark the 75th anniversary of the foundation of CARA and its predecessors, this book sets their history into the contexts of the risks to academic freedom and the reception of refugees in Britain. 'The story is not about exploiters and opportunists, but rather the immeasurable riches, diversity and practical contribution which refugees have made to this country.... CARA exemplifies this story of our better selves.'
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Higher Education Pathways: a handbook for the refugee community in the UK
Schreiber, S. (2005) CARA
This handbook aims to help refugees and asylum seekers wishing to study for a degree in the UK, but who have little or no knowledge of the UK higher education system. It provides a comprehensive guide to the opportunities available and the steps needed to achieve this important goal, including a directory of specialist higher education, refugee and funding organisations. It is also an invaluable guide for advisors. This handbook is now out of print.
To download a copy of the handbook, click here.