The ‘I am a Refugee’ campaign celebrates refugees and their contributions to the UK. Click on the plaques below to read more about the participants. To create your own plaque, as a refugee or as a supporter of refugees, click CREATE YOUR PLAQUE on the navigation bar above. For more information about the campaign and about refugees, go to the ABOUT section.
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JUDITH KERR
AUTHOR, ILLUSTRATOR AND CREATOR OF 'MOG' AND 'THE TIGER WHO CAME TO TEA', FLED GERMANY TO THE UK IN
1936
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ALEK WEK
SUPERMODEL AND REFUGEE CAMPAIGNER, FLED CIVIL WAR IN SUDAN AND ARRIVED IN THE UK IN
1991
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GULWALI PASSARLAY
AUTHOR, TEDX SPEAKER AND STUDENT, FLED AFGHANISTAN AND HAS STUDIED AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MANCHESTER SINCE
2013
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MICHAEL MARKS
CO-FOUNDER OF MARKS & SPENCER, FLED THE POGROMS IN POLAND IN
1882
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DAME STEPHANIE SHIRLEY
COMPUTER PIONEER AND PHILANTHROPIST, ARRIVED IN THE UK AS PART OF THE KINDERTRANSPORT IN
1939
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PROFESSOR WALTER HAYMAN
MATHEMATICIAN, FLED GERMANY AND HAS WORKED AT IMPERIAL COLLEGE LONDON SINCE
1956
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RITA ORA
SINGER AND ACTRESS, FLED THE WAR IN KOSOVO AND FOUND REFUGE IN THE UK IN
1991
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MELODY HOSSAINI
SOCIAL ENTREPRENEUR AND SPEAKER, FLED IRAN AND GRADUATED FROM OXFORD BROOKES UNIVERSITY IN
2006
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FISH & CHIPS
BRITISH INSTITUTION: FRIED FISH BROUGHT TO THE UK BY JEWISH REFUGEES AND FIRST SOLD WITH CHIPS BY JOSEPH MALIN FROM
1860
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RAMI ANIS
SWIMMER, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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JAMES NYANG CHIENGJIEK
TRACK ATHLETE, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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YONAS KINDE
MARATHON RUNNER AND TAXI DRIVER, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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ANJELINA NADA LOHALITH
TRACK ATHLETE, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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PAULO AMOTUN LOKORO
TRACK ATHLETE, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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YOLANDE BUKASA MABIKA
JUDOKA, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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YUSRA MARDINI
SWIMMER AND STUDENT, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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POPOLE MISENGA
JUDOKA, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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YIECH PUR BIEL
TRACK ATHLETE, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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ROSE NATHIKE LOKONYEN
TRACK ATHLETE, COMPETED AS PART OF THE REFUGEE OLYMPIC TEAM AT THE RIO OLYMPICS
2016
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FREDDIE MERCURY
SINGER, SONGWRITER, PRODUCER AND LEAD VOCALIST OF QUEEN, FLED ZANZIBAR TO THE UK IN
1964
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LUCIAN FREUD
ARTIST, FLED GERMANY TO THE UK IN
1933
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ALFRED WOLMARK
ARTIST, PIONEER OF POST-IMPRESSIONISM, FLED WARSAW POGROMS AND FOUND REFUGE IN THE UK IN
1884
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SHAPPI KHORSANDI
COMEDIAN AND AUTHOR, FLED IRAN AND FOUND REFUGE IN THE UK IN
1979
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ANDREW SACHS
ACTOR AND WRITER, FLED GERMANY AND HAS LIVED IN THE UK SINCE
1940
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SIR ALEC ISSIGONIS
DESIGNER OF THE MINI, FLED THE GRECO-TURKISH WAR AND FOUND REFUGE IN THE UK IN
1923
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KAREN GERSHON
WRITER AND POET, FLED GERMANY AND FOUND REFUGE IN THE UK IN
1938
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NADIFA MOHAMED
AUTHOR, FLED SOMALIA AND FOUND REFUGE IN THE UK IN
1986
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LAXMISHANKER & SHANTA PATHAK
FOUNDERS OF PATAK'S INDIAN FOOD BRAND, FLED KENYA TO THE UK IN
1950
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MAX BORN
PHYSICIST, MATHEMATICIAN AND NOBEL PRIZE WINNER, FLED GERMANY TO THE UK IN
1933
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NORBERT BRAININ
VIOLINIST AND FOUNDER OF THE AMADEUS STRING QUARTET, FLED VIENNA AND ARRIVED IN THE UK IN
1938
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SIR BERNARD KATZ
BIO-PHYSICIST AND NOBEL PRIZE WINNER, FLED GERMANY TO THE UK IN
1935
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SIR MONTAGUE BURTON
FOUNDER OF BURTON'S CLOTHING EMPIRE, FLED LITHUANIA TO THE UK IN
1900
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YASMIN ALIBHAI-BROWN
JOURNALIST, AUTHOR AND COMMENTATOR, EXILED FROM UGANDA AND HAS LIVED IN THE UK SINCE
1972
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LORD ALF DUBS
POLITICIAN AND HUMAN RIGHT'S CAMPAIGNER, FLED CZECHOSLOVAKIA AS PART OF THE KINDERTRANSPORT AND HAS LIVED IN THE UK SINCE
1939
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LORD LEW GRADE
MEDIA PROPRIETOR AND IMPRESARIO, FLED RUSSIA TO THE UK IN
1912
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LORD MOSER
PROFESSOR OF STATISTICS AND HEAD OF GOVERNMENT STATISTICAL SERVICE, FLED GERMANY TO THE UK IN
1936
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MINOO JALALI
WOMEN'S RIGHTS ACTIVIST, LAWYER AND CHAIR OF JCWI, FLED IRAN TO THE UK IN
1983
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EDITH BULBRING
SCIENTIST AND PROFESSOR, FLED GERMANY AND FOUND REFUGE IN THE UK IN
1933
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EVA JIŘIČNÁ
ARTIST AND ARCHITECT, FLED CZECHOSLOVAKIA AND HAS LIVED IN THE UK SINCE
1968
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AL-SADDIQ AL-RADDI
SUDANESE POET AND PETRIE MUSEUM POET IN RESIDENCE, FOUND REFUGE IN THE UK IN
2012
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