Tavistock Policy Series: The Passions of Brexit Revisited

Event overview

Tavi100 final logo for news item preview boxAs Brexit approaches, how will things play out on the complicated landscape of British and EU politics? Back after a sold-out seminar.            

UPDATE: Tickets are now sold out. You can either join our waitlist by clicking "Register" or join us remotely via livestream link below:

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Please note the discussion component of the night will not be live streamed, only the presentation.

A year ago, in January 2019, in the thick of the Brexit drama, a packed Tavistock Policy Seminar discussed the impact of the referendum, the passionate feelings aroused and unresolved and the challenges to the identity positions held by those present.

This year saw the hopes of Remainers rise and dashed. A new Prime Minister with a large majority is set to govern for five years, starting with parliament's confirmation of the UK's exit from the EU. But is Brexit ‘done’? For many there is a sense of exhaustion, for some defeat and resignation, for others relief and optimism. For all, the question is in what way Britain and its constituent nations will remain part of Europe. Meanwhile anxieties about the future of the Union persist. How will everything play out now with Scotland, Northern Ireland, and Europe itself and England?

Brexit both revealed and amplified divisions across the UK - of age, identity and politics. How will we live together in the coming period? Can we speak to, and hear one another better? Or is the apparent calm after the storm an illusion?

Once again Anthony Barnett and Susanna Abse will open this seminar with their current reflections, and then the whole audience is invited to develop a dialogue.


18:00 - 20:00: Talk


Tavistock Centre, 120 Belsize Lane, London, NW3 5BA

The Tavistock Centre, London
30 January 2020 18:00 to 20:00