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Beyond Brexit – In conversation with Vernon Bogdanor

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13/11/2019 | 5 – 6.30pm followed by drinks
Faculty of Law – LG17

Vernon Bogdanor will be speaking on his new book Beyond Brexit, chaired by Professor Catherine Barnard (Cambridge) with former DExEU chief Philip Rycroft and Professor Alison Young (Cambridge) as respondents. 
Brexit means exit, but what exactly will we be leaving behind? Entry into the European Community in 1973 was a momentous event – one which had seismic effects on the politics and constitution of Britain. Brexit, while equally as momentous, has almost wholly been confined to discussions of economic consequence. But what will happen to the constitution? Beyond Brexit looks for the first time at the impact of Brexit and the constitutional consequences of Britain’s EU membership, raising the question of just how the United Kingdom is to be preserved. In this book, Vernon Bogdanor explores the ever-changing relationship between Britain and the European Union from the original concept of European unity to 21st century Euroscepticism, the fundamental problems confronting Britain on its exit from the European Union, and argues that Brexit is the start of new beginnings – heralding a peaceful constitutional moment. 
Vernon Bogdanor CBE, FBA is a research professor at the Centre for British Politics and Government. 
He was formerly Professor of Government at Oxford University, and Senior Tutor and Vice-Principal at Brasenose College. 
He has written widely on government and politics, including books The People and the Party SystemMonarchy and the Constitution, and Power and the People: A Guide to Constitutional Reform. Most recently, he has edited a book on The British Constitution in the Twentieth Century and written on The New British Constitution. He has been an adviser to government and parliamentary bodies on many occasions, and in 1998 was awarded the CBE for services to constitutional history. He is a Fellow of the British Academy. 

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