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In this commentary, Lucy Shacketon outlines why UK universities have both the right and the responsibility to inform and influence the referendum debate.
3 August 2015
Lucy Shackleton More...
Starts: Aug 3, 2015 12:00:00 AM
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
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
David Lidington: Britain and Europe - CANCELLED
Publication date: Nov 03, 2011 10:29 AM
Jun 03, 2013 05:00 PM
End: Jun 03, 2013 09:00 PM
03 June 2013
DAVID LIDINGTON UNFORTUNATELY HAD TO CANCEL HIS SPEECH
Chair: Sir Stephen Wall.
CALL FOR QUESTIONS:
If you could interview the UK's Minister of State for Europe, what would you ask him? We will put 3 questions selected from your suggestions to David Lidington, before the discussion will open up to the floor.
David Lidington MP was appointed Minister of State at the Foreign & Commonwealth Office on 14 May 2010. David Lidington was elected to Parliament in 1992 and is the Member of Parliament for Aylesbury.
He worked for BP and RTZ before spending three years as Special Advisor to Douglas Hurd in the Home Office and Foreign Office. His proudest political achievement was successfully promoting a Private Members Bill which became the Chiropractors Act in 1994. He believes that this piece of legislation has made a real difference to many people’s lives.
He has a long standing passion for history, and has twice captained a champion team on University Challenge, first in 1979 and then in 2002 when the Sidney Sussex team became “champion of champions” in University Challenge Reunited.