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A week of interdisciplinary discussion events to engage University of Cambridge students and the local community in key current debates about Brexit and the UK’s future relationship with the EU.

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How and why did we get here?

Tuesday 18 October, 12-1pm, Faculty of Law

  • 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. (Listen online)
  • Dr Chris Bickerton, University Lecturer in Politics at POLIS and Official Fellow at Queens’ College, Cambridge. (Listen online)
  • Professor Robert Tombs, Professor of Modern European History, Faculty of History and Fellow at St John’s College, Cambridge. (Listen online)

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Key issues for the UK and EU post-Brexit

Wednesday 19 October, 12-1pm, Faculty of Law

  • 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. (Listen online)
  • Charles Clarke, former Home Secretary. (Listen online)
  • Professor Athene Donald, Professor of Experimental Physics, Cavendish Laboratory and Master, Churchill College. (Listen online)

Process and politics of the UK leaving the EU

Thursday 20 October, 12-1pm, Faculty of Law

  • 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. (Listen online)
  • Professor Mark Elliott, Professor of Public Law, Faculty of Law, and Fellow, St Catharine's College, Cambridge. (Listen online)
  • 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.

Global Britain? The future of British trade after Brexit

Thursday 20 October, 5-6.30pm, Fitzpatrick Hall, Queen's College

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

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Europe beyond the referendum

Thursday 20 October, 7-8.30pm, Fisher Building, St John's College

  • 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.

Registration required.

The UK and Brexit: How, why and where now?

Friday 21 October, 5-7pm, Cavonius Centre, Gonville & Caius College, West Road, Cambridge

  • 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. (Listen online)
  • Matthew Elliott, Head of Vote Leave. (Listen online)
  • Professor Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs, King’s College London and Director of UK in a Changing Europe. (Listen online)
  • Jonathan Portes, Principal Research Fellow at the National Institute of Economic and Social Research and Senior Fellow of UK in a Changing Europe. (Listen online)

Registration required.

Law and democracy

Saturday 22 October, 10-11.30am, Battle of ideas, The Barbican, London

  • Chair: Chair: Andrew Wheelhouse, Senior Paralegal, Bates Wells Braithwaite LLP
  • 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.
  • Conor Gearty, Barrister and Professor of Human Rights law, London School of Economics.
  • Luke Gitos, Criminal Lawyer and Director of City of London Appeals Clinic.
  • Martin Howe QC, Barrister and Chairman of Lawyers for Britain.
  • Matthew Scott, Barrister at Pump Court Chambers.

For more details and booking see the Battle of ideas site.