Discord in Brussels: Divided Responses to the Refugee Crisis

The Beacon is the brand new podcast from Oxford IRSoc. Each week we will be focusing on a pressing topic in the news and interviewing a variety of academics, politicians and journalists to get a range of perspectives.

In this week's podcast Alfie Shaw speaks to Professor Dawn Chatty, Emerita Professor of Anthropology and Forced Migration and former Director of the Refugee Studies Centre here in Oxford. They discuss the EU's disjointed response to the crisis, Britain's own position and the state of refugee camps. Next Will Yeldham spoke to Freya Judd, director of the upcoming show 'Pentecost' at the Oxford Playhouse, about how the play raises key questions of the portrayal of refugees both within itself and wider culture. What are your thoughts? Get involved by visiting our website, Facebook page and Twitter feeds and comment to keep the debate going. We will post details of the speakers ahead of the recording and you have any questions you'd like us address please send them in to sir-editor@irsoc.com.