Sir Ivan Rogers: Where did Brexit come from and where is it going to take the UK?
22 January 2019, 5:30 pm–7:00 pm
A public lecture on the causes and consequences of Brexit, by Sir Ivan Rogers ***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AND OVERSUBSCRIBED. HAVING A TICKET DOESN'T GUARANTEE ENTRY, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO GUARANTEE ENTRY. NON-TICKETHOLDERS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED***
UCL European Institute
Denys Holland Lecture TheatreBentham House4–8 Endsleigh GardensLondonWC1H 0EGUnited Kingdom
***THIS EVENT IS SOLD OUT AND OVERSUBSCRIBED. HAVING A TICKET DOESN'T GUARANTEE ENTRY, PLEASE ARRIVE EARLY TO GUARANTEE ENTRY. NON-TICKETHOLDERS WILL NOT BE PERMITTED***
The UCL European Institute is hosting a public lecture by Sir Ivan Rogers: 'Where did Brexit come from and where is it going to take the UK?'.
This event will be live streamed, with video, audio and a full transcript available after the event.
Tuesday 22 January 2019
17:30-18:30: Lecture by Sir Ivan Rogers
18:30-19:00: Audience Q&A
19:00-close: Drinks reception
The event will be chaired by UCL President & Provost, Professor Michael Arthur.
Event hashtag: #UCLRogers
Sir Ivan Rogers (KCMG) is a former senior British civil servant who was the UK's Permanent Representative to the European Union from November 2013 to January 2017. Prior to holding this position, he served as Prime Minister’s adviser for Europe and Global Issues (2012-2013) to PM David Cameron and as Principal Private Secretary to the Prime Minister (2003-2006) for PM Tony Blair. He is singularly well placed to comment on the causes and consequences of Brexit.
Background: After the lull of Christmas, the Brexit process has swung back into action. As MPs vote on the withdrawal agreement, there has never been more uncertainty about what happens next. All options, from no deal to no Brexit, appear to remain on the table. To make sense of this extraordinary political moment, Sir Ivan Rogers will deliver a timely lecture. The lecture will reflect on the origins and causes of Brexit, as well as the meaningful vote, and what happens next. Having been the UK's chief diplomat in Brussels for many years, few people are better placed to address these questions.