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Unravelling and Reimagining the UK's Relationship with the EU

Unravelling and Reimagining the UK's Relationship with the EU

What do you think about the referendum outcome? What do you consider to be the key factors that prompted people to vote Leave or Remain, or perhaps not to vote at all? What do you think is important in the UK's relationship with the EU and its Member States moving forward?

Throughout January and February 2017 we held a series of events (listed below) to engage with members of the public within our local community about these questions. From these events, we have written a report and produced a short film.

The report and film were launched at a discussion event on 22 May, 6-7.30pm, Michaelhouse Cafe, Trinity Street, Cambridge.

Our report and film were covered by the University of Cambridge, Anglia TV, Cambridge News and LSE Brexit Blog.

At all of our public engagement events we used a short film to stimulate debate. The footage for this film was shot in Cambridge and Wisbech in December 2016. We asked people three questions:

  1. What do you think about Brexit?
  2. What do you want from a future relationship between the UK, EU and other European countries?
  3. What’s your message to Theresa May and her government?

What do you think? 

5 and 19 January 9.05-10.05am, Spalding High School, Lincolnshire

Following up our visit to the High School before the referendum, Catherine and Amy will return to lead two discussion events with year 12 and 13 pupils at the school.

5 and 12 January, HMP Peterborough, Cambridgeshire

Prior to the referendum some of the UK in a Changing Europe team visited HMP Springhill to talk to residents and prison staff about the EU and answer their questions. Following the referendum, Catherine and Amy will lead two discussion events with residents at HMP Peterborough to talk about their reactions to the referendum outcome and what they want from a future deal between the UK and EU.

11 January 2-4pm, University of the Third Age, Cambridge

Catherine will lead a seminar and discussion about Brexit with members of the University of the Third Age in Cambridge as part of U3A's Wednesday Lecture series.

23 January 6.30-8pm, The Perse School, Cambridge

An evening of discussion with pupils, staff, parents and members of the general public in the main school hall at The Perse.

25 January 6.30-8pm, Big School, Gresham's, Norfolk

An evening of discussion with pupils, staff, parents and members of the general public in Big School at Gresham's.

29 January 9.30-11am, Cambourne, Cambridgeshire

A morning of discussion with parents on the Cambourne football pitch sidelines as they watch their children play!

31 January 11.15-12.15am, Chesterton College, Cambridgeshire

A discussion event with people who are studying english as a foreign language in Cambridge.

2 February 4-6pm, Boston Grammar School

An afternoon of discussion with pupils, staff, parents and members of the general public. We are delighted to be joined for this event by Matt Warman MP.