The Constitution Unit


Brexit and the Constitution

15 July 2019, 9:00 am–5:30 pm

Brexit and the Constitution

A full-day event bringing together experts, academics and politicians to consider the implications of Brexit for the constitution.

This event is free.

Event Information

Open to







Edd Rowe


The British Academy
Department of Political Science, UCL
United Kingdom

Brexit and the Constitution is a full-day event of speeches and panel discussions about how Brexit has and will continue to reshape different aspects of the British constitution.

Keynote: Sir Bernard Jenkin MP

Panel 1: Central government and public bodies

  • Jill Rutter, Institute for Government
  • Nicky Morgan MP
  • Lord Gus O'Donnell, former Cabinet Secretary
  • James Blitz, FT (chair)

Panel 2: Devolution and the Union

  • Lord Bew, Queen’s University Belfast
  • Professor Nicola McEwen, University of Edinburgh
  • Professor Laura McAllister, Cardiff University
  • Philip Rycroft, former PermSec at DExEU
  • Huw Edwards, BBC (chair)

Panel 3: What kind of democracy: representative, direct, deliberative?

  • Lisa Nandy MP
  • Gisela Stuart, Change Britain
  • Professor Meg Russell, UCL Constitution Unit
  • Lord Norton, University of Hull
  • Lewis Goodall, Sky News (chair)

Panel 4: Parliament and the courts

  • Professor Catherine Barnard, University of Cambridge
  • Stephen Laws, Policy Exchange
  • Dominic Grieve MP
  • Lord Jonathan Sumption, former Supreme Court justice

Further speakers to be announced.

The event is being run by The UK in a Changing Europe in partnership with The Constitution Unit - UCL and the Hansard Society.

This is a free event, which means we overbook to allow for no-shows and avoid empty seats. While we generally do not have to turn people away, this does mean we cannot guarantee all ticket holders a place. Admission is on a first come, first served basis. Those without tickets will not be admitted.