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EU Membership and UK Science

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

Published: May 10, 2016 9:28:26 AM

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

‘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

Published: May 10, 2016 9:24:30 AM

Klima cover

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

Published: May 5, 2016 1:24:45 PM


Brexit and Energy: Two New Briefing Papers, Storify, and Twitter Trend

27 May 2016

Published: May 27, 2016 1:24:08 PM

All the World's a stage: Shakespeare in Europe and the Americas 

23 May 2016
On Friday 10 June 2016, 10.30-17.15, British Library Conference Centre, a study day brings together leading specialists to explore Shakespeare’s global cultural presence from Europe to the Americas via the Indian Ocean. More...

Published: May 23, 2016 8:50:50 PM


Britain & Europe Series

2015-16. Click here for details on upcoming policy panels, resource collections and our new blog.

UCL in the Press

Brexit would threaten world-class British research

18 May 2016
Commenting on EU funding for cancer research, Professor Tariq Enver (UCL Cancer Institute) said: “The European research council is a tremendous source of funding for UK cancer research projects that might not otherwise be funded”...

Published: May 23, 2016 8:16:20 PM

What would Brexit mean for immigration?

10 May 2016
Professor Christian Dustmann (UCL CReAM) explains his research into the impact of immigration on wages... More...

Published: May 23, 2016 8:13:38 PM

Inglorious Isolation: A European's History of Britain

4 April 2016
Dr Lucia Rinaldi (UCL SELCS) discusses the portrayal of the British in Italian cinema and the depiction of Italy in British films.

Published: Apr 11, 2016 11:37:50 AM

Featured Events 


Concepts of Passions and Politics

3 June 2016
Looking at specific situations of political action, this international workshop - part of our Passionate Politics projects - will explore how the passions are linked to politics in theories, languages, symbolic systems, and vocabularies.

Starts: Jun 3, 2016 12:00:00 AM