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At the Edges of Europe: Britain, Romania and European Identities

In their relationship to Europe, both Britain and Romania are situated at the continent’s edge, but that is where any list of comparisons between the two countries usually ends. Certainly, both countries are members of the European Union, but their respective responses to the European Union differ markedly. Polls conducted by Eurobarometer consistently put Romanians among the most enthusiastic supporters of the European Union, and the British (along with the Greeks) among the least. But what are the historical roots of Romanian and British attitudes towards Europe and the European idea?
27 July 2015
Prof. Martyn Rady More...

Starts: Jul 27, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Extremism disenchanted: what role can education play?

Young people in the UK today who are attracted to extremism are typically well educated. Given the weaknesses of this ideology in terms of its use of history, internal coherence of arguments and moral standards, its success with many educated young people requires explanation. The explanation, according to Dr. Farid, is multifaceted but education has a big role to play in curbing the trend.
2 June 2015
Dr. Farid Panjwani More...

Starts: Jun 2, 2015 12:00:00 AM

The case for an EU referendum

Christopher Bickerton, lecturer in Politics at the University of Cambridge, discusses how how the impending EU referendum in the UK necessitates open and unbiased academic debate, and how British discussions of EU reform may reverberate across the European continent.
15 May 2015
Dr. Christopher Bickerton More...

Starts: May 15, 2015 12:00:00 AM

Professor Lisa Jardine will give a lecture on 'Sir Isaac Newton and Christiaan Huygens: Anglo-Dutch Science and Politics around 1688'.

Publication date: Nov 13, 2013 04:48 PM

Start: Mar 17, 2014 12:00 AM

17 March 2014
The UCL Centre for Low Countries Studies invites you to join us on the occasion of our launch. The lecture will be followed by a reception in the North Cloisters.


When:

17 March 2014, 6.30pm

Registration: Eventbrite

Where:

Gustave Tuck Lecture Theatre
Wilkins Building
WC1E 6BT London

 

Professor Jardine is the director of the Centre for Editing Lives and Letters (CELL) and the Centre for Humanities Interdisciplinary Research Projects (CHIRP) at UCL and her book Going Dutch: How England Plundered Holland's Glory won the 2009 Cundill International Prize in History.