Politics panel with Professor Catherine Barnard

Politics panel with Professor Catherine Barnard

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  • UK houses of parliament overlaid with the United Kingdom and European Union flags
A Brexit and current affairs panel.
Sunday, 24 September 2017 - 11.00am to 12.30pm BST
Open to: 
Alumni and guests

In June 2016, Britain voted to leave the European Union (EU). That will happen under current plans in March 2019. How is it looking so far for people on the 'Remain' and 'Leave' sides of the referendum debate? Roger Mosey, Master of Selwyn College, will chair the panel and will also be joined by the University’s professor of EU law, Catherine Barnard, to give her analysis of the state of negotiations.

This intriguing political debate will run for one hour. It will be followed by a chance to continue the conversation over tea and coffee, network with your fellow alumni and meet the speakers. 


Roger Mosey

Roger Mosey - Master of Selwyn College

Roger Mosey is the Master of Selwyn College. Previously, he spent most of his career at the BBC. His final role was as Editorial Director, and previous jobs included being Editor of Today on BBC Radio 4; Controller of BBC Radio 5 Live; Head of BBC Television News; Director of Sport and the BBC Director of London 2012.

He has written for many national publications, including The Times, The Guardian, The Spectator and The New Statesman. His book about news, sport and politics at the BBC, 'Getting Out Alive', was published in 2015. 

Professor Robert Tombs

Robert Tombs

Professor Robert Tombs' main area of research is 19th-century French political history, especially popular political culture. He has been particularly concerned with the Paris Commune of 1871 and with French nationalism from the 1830s to 1914.

He has also worked on the history of the relationship between the French and the British, from the end of the 17th century to the present day, including the cultural and economic as well as the political and military spheres.


Professor Catherine Barnard

Professor Catherine Bernard

Professor Barnard is Professor of European Union Law and the Jean Monnet Chair of EU Law in the Faculty of Law. Her research interests include European Union Law, labour and discrimination law, and competition law. She is co-director of the Centre for European Legal Studies at Cambridge.

Professor Barnard is a Fellow of Trinity College.

Alumni information: 
Fitzwilliam 1986, Law

Dr Julie Smith

Dr Julie Smith

Dr Julie Smith (Baroness Smith of Newnham) is Director of the European Centre in the POLIS Department and Co-Director of the MSt in International Relations. She is Fellow in Politics at Robinson College. Julie's main research interests are in the history and politics of the EU, and the UK's relations with the EU.

Recent publications include: The UK's Journey's Into and Out of the EU: Destinations Unknown (London: Routledge, 2017) The Palgrave Handbook of National Parliaments and the European Union (Basingstoke: Palgrave, 2015), co-editor with Claudia Hefftler, Christina Neuhold & Olivier Rozenberg and contributor; and 'Europe: The Coalition's Poisoned Chalice' in Anthony Seldon and Mike Finn, eds., The Coalition Effect, 2010-15 (Cambridge: CUP, 2015).  


Lecture ticket: £15 (concessions £12) / eligible for price deal


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