CARA Publications

Marks, S., Weindling, P. and Wintour, L. (eds.) (2011) In Defense of Learning: the plight, persecution, and placement of academic refugees 1933-1980s, Oxford: 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.

Kohn, R. (2011) 'Nazi Persecution: Britain's rescue of academic refugees', 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.

Rowlatt, B. and Witwit, M. (2010) Talking about Jane Austen in Baghdad: the true story of an unlikely friendship, London: 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.

Seabrook, J. (2009) The Refuge and the Fortress: Britain and the flight from tyranny, London: 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.'

Joyce, R., Davidson, S., and McConnan, I. (2009) Supporting Persecuted Academics: a guide for higher education institutions, London: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.  To download a copy of the guide, click here.

Schreiber, S. (ed.) (2005) Higher Education Pathways: a handbook for the refugee community in the UK, London: 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.