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EU referendum: the view of a UCL clinician-scientist

John Martin, Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine at UCL, argues that scientific advance relies on creativity, cooperation, and financing. To leave the EU would diminish all three, dimming the light of British science in the world and threatening the UK’s future economy. This piece is part of the UCL European Institute’s commissioning partnership with openDemocracy. For more on this topic, join the UCL European Institute for its high-level panel discussion EU Membership and UK Science on 12 May.
10 May 2016
John Martin
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Starts: May 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM

‘Eurofog’ of claim and counterclaim on EU membership and UK science

Graeme Reid, Professor of Science and Research Policy at UCL, recently advised a House of Lords inquiry on the impact of EU membership on UK  science and research. In this post, he discusses the inquiry’s main findings, both expected and unexpected. He also joins a high-level panel to discuss the topic at the UCL European Institute on 12 May 2016.
10 May 2016
Graeme Reid
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Starts: May 10, 2016 12:00:00 AM

Something rotten in the state of Czechia?

The Czech Republic has been in the news recently because of its politicians' somewhat quick Celtic campaign to rebrand the country to the world as ‘Czechia’. But among political scientists and businesspeople the country's name has long suffered worst damage than this.
5 May 2016
Dr Sean Hanley
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Starts: May 5, 2016 12:00:00 AM

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Macmillan, Heath, Wilson and Europe: What did they do for us? Or did they just do for us?


4 October 2012

Sir Stephen Wall, formerly the UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU and subsequently Tony Blair’s EU adviser, draws for this debate on his most recent book examining British politics towards the European Community from the late 1950s to the late 1970s. His discussant, Gill Bennett, former chief Historian of the FCO provides some in depth insights.


Sir Stephen Wall from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Gill Bennett from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


Macmillan, Heath, Wilson and Europe: What did they do for us? Or did they just do for us? (Total Lecture) from UCL European Institute on Vimeo.


  • Sir Stephen Wall, Chair of UCL Council, formerly the UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU
  • Discussant: Gill Bennett, former chief Historian at the Foreign and Commonwealth Office

Chair: Professor Richard Bellamy, UCL School of Public Policy


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With the support of the Lifelong Learning Programme of the European Union.

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