The Constitution Unit


The UCL EU Referendum Debate: To Remain or To Leave?

16 June 2016, 6:00 pm–7:30 pm

Event Information

Open to



Logan Hall, Institute of Education, 20 Bedford Way

This event will start promptly at 6pm, so please arrive by 5.45pm to secure your seat. 

Special EU Referendum Seminar Series & Briefing Papers

UCL will host a major debate on all the issues raised by the EU referendum, with contributions from both campaigns and from academic experts


  • Laura Sandys, Chair of the European Movement and former Conservative MP for South Thanet.
  • Chuka Umunna, Labour MP for Streatham, was Shadow Business Secretary from 2011 to 2015 and is a now a member of the Home Affairs Select Committee.  


  • Jacob Rees-Mogg, Conservative MP for North East Somerset, is a member of the European Scrutiny Committee and Treasury Committee. 
  • Peter Whittle, UK Independence Party Member of the London Assembly and UKIP's candidate for the 2016 London mayoral election.

Expert Commentators 

  • Swati Dhingra, Lecturer at the Department of Economics at LSE and Associate at the Centre for Economic Performance.
  • Anand Menon, Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at King's College London and Director of the UK in a Changing Europe Initiative.
  • Simon Usherwood, Senior Lecturer in Politics at the University of Surrey. 


  • Professor Meg Russell, Director or the Constitution Unit.

Organised jointly by the UCL Constitution Unit, UCL European Institute and UCL School of Public Policy.


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