The outcome and implications of the UK referendum on EU membership

06 Jul 16

The outcome and implications of the UK referendum on EU membership

A seminar exploring the outcome and consequences of Britain’s vote in the EU referendum, organised by Nuffield College in association with the UK Information Office of the European Parliament, was held on 30th June at Europe House in London.

The discussion brought together a panel of leading academic experts and commentators who shared their analysis of the outcome of the June 2016 referendum on British membership of the European Union as well as the implications of the vote for the future of UK and European politics. Speakers from Nuffield College included Andrew Dilnot, David Butler and Geoff Evans, as well as former students Vernon Bogdanor, Jane Green and Bill Emmott (who chaired the discussion). The event, which was organised jointly by Europe House, the College and the Nuffield Alumni Society, was full with over 100 Alumni and current members of the College.


16.30 - 16.45

Introduction by: 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 of books, 1951-2005

17.00 - 18.00

Panel discussion with:
  • 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
  • Geoff Evans, Fellow of Nuffield College and Professor in the Sociology of Politics, Oxford University; Co-director, 2015 British Election Study
  • 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; Cofounder
Chaired by:
  • Bill Emmott, Former editor of The Economist; Honorary Fellow, Magdalen College, Oxford; Former student, Nuffield College

18.00 - 19.00

Interventions from the floor and responses from the panellists