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Brexit: A Historical Perspective

30 September 2023, 6.00pm

‘Moran’s War Map’ of Europe, 1914
‘Moran’s War Map’ of Europe, 1914
‘Moran’s War Map’ of Europe, 1914
30 September 2023, 6.00pm

Brexit: A Historical Perspective

Robert Tombs speaks to Ali Ansari about the historical context that laid the foundations for Britain’s departure from the European Union.
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Britain’s vote to leave the European Union in 2016 was a historic moment. But it was only the latest development in a long and complicated relationship between Britain and the Continent. For centuries, the nation’s fate has been closely entwined with the peoples and politics of continental Europe.

Join Robert Tombs and Ali Ansari for a conversation reflecting on the historical context of Brexit, and exploring the evolving relationship between Britain and its neighbours.

About the speakers

Robert Tombs is Emeritus Professor of French History at Cambridge and a Fellow of St John’s College. His books include: That Sweet Enemy: The French and the British from the Sun King to the Present (2007), written in partnership with his French wife, Isabelle; Paris, Bivouac des Révolutions (2014); The English and Their History (2014); and This Sovereign Isle: Britain In and Out of Europe (2022).

Ali Ansari is a Professor in the School of History at the University of St Andrews. He is the author of Confronting Iran: The Failure of American Foreign Policy and the Roots of Mistrust and These Islands: A Letter to Britain.

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30 September 2023
6.00pm - 7.00pm
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