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Britain's European vote: The outcome and implications of the UK referendum on EU membership - London, 30 June 2016


In a special seminar organised by Nuffield College, Oxford, in association with the European Parliament Information Office in the UK, a panel of leading academic experts and commentators shared their analysis of the outcome of the June 2016 referendum on British membership of the European Union, and the implications of the vote for the future of UK and European politics.



Sir Andrew Dilnot, Warden of Nuffield College, Oxford.

16:45 - 17:00
Scene-setting remarks by Guest of Honour:
Sir David Butler, Emeritus Fellow, Nuffield College, and co-author of The 1975 Referendum and of the Nuffield ‘British General Election’ series, 1951-2005.

17:00 - 18:00
Panel discussion:
Professor Vernon Bogdanor, Research Professor, Institute for Contemporary British History, King's College, London; former Professor of Government, Oxford University; Former student, Nuffield College;
Cathryn Costello, Associate Professor of International Human Rights and Refugee Law, Oxford University, and Fellow of St Antony’s College, Oxford; former Fellow of Worcester College, Oxford;
Professor Geoff Evans, Fellow of Nuffield College and Professor in the Sociology of Politics, Oxford University; Co-director, 2015 British Election Study;
Professor Jane Green, Professor of Political Science, University of Manchester; Co-director, 2015 British Election Study; former student, Nuffield College;
Sara Hagemann, Assistant Professor, European Institute, London School of Economics (LSE); Senior Fellow, UK in a Changing Europe; Co-founder

Bill Emmott,  Former editor of The Economist; Honorary Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford; Former student, Nuffield College.

17:00 - 18:00
Interventions from the floor and responses from the panellists.



Previous debates:

Who won the UK general election, how, why, and with what implications for Britain and Europe? - 14.05.2015
The 2014 European Elections: who won, how, why and with what implications for Britain and Europe? - 29.05.2014