This is an explanatory website about my latest book project, Babylon By Bus ? The ‘Desegregation’ of English Schools, Asians and Urban Space (1960-1980), forthcoming with Manchester University Press, 2018.

After a few years rummaging through archives from Bradford to Ealing, from LSE and Kew to West Bromwich, from Birmingham to Manchester, Huddersfield and Blackburn, now is the time to share what this is all about and to hopefully generate interest among people who were affected by bussing in one way or another.

Have a good read !


Photo of Asians waiting for the bus to go outside Southall (Dennis Morris, Southall: Home From Home, A Photographic Journey, London : DMMP publications, 1991)


West Middlesex Communist Party leaflet against bussing in Southall, Oct. 1974 (National Archives, Kew, London).


The Telegraph And Argus (Bradford), 06. 05. 1979. A large petition against bussing is being brought to City Hall.