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Oct 25
18:00 - 19:00
'Britain in Europe, 1950-2017: The Pandora's Box and the Trojan Horses'
Vice-Chancellor's Lecture
Guest speaker: Professor Vernon Bogdanor CBE

BRITAIN IN EUROPE, 1950-2017: THE PANDORA'S BOX AND THE TROJAN HORSES

In 1950, when Britain was asked to join the European Coal and Steel Community, the Foreign Secretary, Ernest Bevin, declined, saying 'if you open that Pandora's Box, you never know what Trojan horses will fly out'. Europe has been a uniquely divisive issue in British politics since 1961 when Harold Macmillan opened the box by seeking British membership of the European Community, as the European Union then was. Why has it proved so difficult for Britain to decide upon her place in Europe?

This lecture is free and open to all to attend.

Professor Bogdanor is Research Professor at the Institute for Contemporary British History at King's College London but has also held positions as Consultant to Independent Television News (ITN) and special advisor to the House of Commons during his career. He is also a Fellow of the British Academy and an Honorary Fellow of the Society for Advanced Legal Studies.

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Darwin Conference Suite,
Darwin College,
University of Kent,
Canterbury,
Kent,
CT2 7NY
United Kingdom
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