Lord Adonis joins Gavin Esler for latest In Conversation series

Former Labour Transport Minister and leading opponent of Brexit, Lord Adonis, is the first guest for the University’s popular In Conversation series.

The event, entitled ‘Brexit – can it be overturned’, was held at the Gulbenkian Theatre on Thursday 20 September 2018 at 18.30 at the University’s Canterbury campus.

The In Conversation events consist of an informal conversation between the guest and the University’s Chancellor, former BBC journalist and author Gavin Esler. Audience members can participate in the conversations by submitting questions in advance via Twitter using #GavinAsks or email at events@kent.ac.uk.

Lord Adonis is a Labour peer who served in the Labour government until May 2010, when he became shadow Treasury spokesman until September 2015. He resigned from his position as head of the National Infrastructure Commission over his criticism of the government’s handling of a rail franchise. He is also an outspoken critic of the Brexit process.

Lord Adonis and Gavin Esler in conversation

Launched in 2015, In Conversation guests have included Dame Diana Rigg DBE, crime writer Ian Rankin OBE, comedian Jo Brand, and film critic Mark Kermode.

For further information and bookings for In Conversation events, please visit the In Conversation website. Tickets cost £5 (£4 for students) and all proceeds will go towards the Kent Opportunity Fund.

Full recordings of previous In Conversation events are available on the University’s YouTube channel.