Chilean Exiles and the World University Service is a project run by Professor Alison Ribeiro de Menezes and Professor John King to explore the role of UK groups and activists in assisting refugees and exiles after the fall of Allende in 1973. The project will run until spring 2019 in collaboration with the Museum of Memory and Human Rights in Santiago, Chile, and the Modern Records Centre at Warwick.

Through oral interviews, the project aims to compile a record of Chilean exile experiences that will offer insights into the benefits of the WUS program in supporting exiles to continue with their studies, rebuild their lives, settle in the UK or elsewhere, or return to Chile.

“We would like to hear from anyone who benefitted from a WUS scholarship and who would like to contribute their story to our project. We are happy to travel to meet anyone in their hometown, where feasible, of course,” says Professor Ribeiro de Menezes.

If you are interested in contributing to the project, please get in touch with Alison:  [email protected] or  [email protected].