On October 13, 2016, Britain in Europe (BiE), in collaboration with Brunel University London, brought together a panel of prominent academics and key business leaders to debate the fundamental challenges facing the UK after Brexit.

The public debate was attended by an audience of approximately 400 people, including University students and students from local schools, Brunel academics and members of the local community, including members of local chambers of commerce, Brunel alumni as well as the Mayor and Mayoress of Hillingdon.

Sarita Malik, pinpointed the risks inherent in a ‘nostalgia of an irretrievable past’ that could partly explain the result of the EU referendum.    


This BiE public event included the following contributions:
Scene setting Dr Dimitrios Giannoulopoulos, Director, ‘Britain in Europe’ Think Tank
Politics Professor Justin Fisher, Head of Department of Politics, History & Brunel Law School
Law Professor Sir Geoffrey Nice QC, Gresham College
Finance Tim Boag, Managing Director, NatWest
Trade Will Higham, Communications Director, London First
Security Professor Philip Davies, Professor of Intelligence Studies, Brunel University London
Mobility Julia Onslow-Cole, Partner and Head of Global Immigration, PwC
Education Professor Andrew George, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Education and International), Brunel University London
Research Professor Geoff Rodgers, Deputy Vice Chancellor (Research), Brunel University London
Culture Professor Sarita Malik, Professor of Media and Communications, Brunel University London
Youth Matteo Bergamini, Founder & Director, Shout Out UK

Thought Piece Professor Will Self, Professor of Contemporary Thought, Brunel University Londo