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Debate the UK's future at Cambridge Brexit Week 18-22 October

  • 14 October 2016

Key current debates about Brexit and the UK’s future relationship with the EU will be explored in a Cambridge Brexit Week from 18-22 October 2016.

The week of lively interdisciplinary discussions featuring senior experts from Cambridge and beyond has been organised by Caius Law Fellow Dr Amy Ludlow and Professor Catherine Barnard of Trinity. The aim is to engage both University of Cambridge students and the local community in debates on how Britain moves towards departure from the European Union in the wake of June's referendum.

Topics include the key legal issues for the UK and EU post-Brexit, the process and politics of the UK leaving the EU, and the future of UK trade after that departure. Experts on the various panels come from both sides of the debate and none.

Some of the events are also part of the Cambridge Festival of Ideas, which starts on 17 October 2016.

Dr Ludlow said: "We are organising these events because we want to engage students and the local Cambridge community in conversations about their futures as they relate to the EU. We've been told that 'Brexit means Brexit' but the ultimate form that this will take, and the process by which this will be achieved, remain very unclear and are highly contested. Brexit has enormous implications across all spheres of life and this series is an attempt to shed interdisciplinary academic light on some of the key issues going forward."

The full programme of Brexit Week is below.

 

Tuesday 18 October, 12-1pm, Faculty of Law: How and why did we get here?

Chair: Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law and Employment Law, Faculty of Law.

Dr Victoria Bateman, Director of Studies, Fellow and College Lecturer in Economics at Gonville & Caius College, Cambridge.

Dr Chris Bickerton, University Lecturer in Politics at POLIS and Official Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Professor Robert Tombs, Professor of Modern European History, Faculty of History and Fellow at St John’s College, Cambridge.

Wednesday 19 October, 12-1pm, Faculty of Law: Key issues for the UK and EU post-Brexit

Chair: Dr Albertina Albors-Llorens, Reader in European Union Law, Faculty of Law, Cambridge.

Professor Coen Teulings, Montague Burton Chair of Labour Economics and Industrial Relations, Faculty of Economics, Cambridge.

Charles Clarke, former Home Secretary.

 

Thursday 20 October, 12-1pm, Faculty of Law: The process and politics of the UK leaving the EU

Chair: Dr Alicia Hinarejos, Senior Lecturer, Faculty of Law, Cambridge.

Professor David Runciman, Professor of Politics and Head of Department at POLIS and Fellow at Trinity Hall, Cambridge.

Professor Mark Elliott, Professor of Public Law, Faculty of Law, and Fellow, St Catharine’s College, Cambridge.

Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law and Employment Law, Faculty of Law, Fellow and Senior Tutor, Trinity College, Cambridge, Senior Fellow of UK in a Changing Europe.

 

Thursday 20 October, 5-6.30pm, Fitzpatrick Hall, Queen’s College – Global Britain? The future of British trade after Brexit

The Rt. Hon. Greg Hands MP, Minister of State in the Department for International Trade will give this year’s Alcuin Lecture at the Department of Politics and International Studies (POLIS).

Advance registration is required. Please see https://tockify.com/polis/detail/327/1476979200000.

 

Thursday 20 October, 7-8.30pm, Fisher Building, St John’s College – Europe beyond the referendum

Chair: Chris Mann, BBC.

Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law and Employment Law, Faculty of Law, Fellow and Senior Tutor, Trinity College, Cambridge, Senior Fellow of UK in a Changing Europe.

Dr Chris Bickerton, University Lecturer in Politics at POLIS and Official Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge.

Sonia Delesalle-Stolper, UK and Ireland correspondent of Libération

Larry Elliott, economics editor, The Guardian.

Advance registration is required: http://www.festivalofideas.cam.ac.uk/events/fully-booked-europe-beyond-r....

 

Friday 21 October, 5-7pm, Cavonius Centre, Gonville and Caius College, West Road – The UK and Brexit: how, why and where now?

Chair: Dr Julie Smith, Senior Lecturer, Department of Politics and International Studies and Fellow, Robinson College, Cambridge.

Professor Catherine Barnard, Professor of European Union Law and Employment Law, Faculty of Law, Fellow and Senior Tutor, Trinity College, Cambridge, Senior Fellow of UK in a Changing Europe.

Matthew Elliott, Head of Vote Leave.

Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King’s College London and Director of UK in a Changing Europe.

Jonathan Portes, Principal Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and Senior Fellow of UK in a Changing Europe.

Advance registration is required: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/the-uk-and-brexit-how-why-and-where-now-t....

 

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