Brexit Town Hall

With Julia Black, LSE Interim Director

The event had more than 130 LSE members of staff in attendance, from both academic and professional services departments.



The Town Hall event, held on 18 November 2016 was an open forum, with no set agenda beforehand other than to encourage cross-School engagement, pose questions to Julia (representing the School Management Committee), and share information and views.

Questions covered a wide range of Brexit-themed issues, including LSE’s discussions within the Russell Group and Universities UK, LSE’s engagement with Government, future co-operation with continental partners, Article 50, the intersection between Brexit and TEF, and more. 

At the end of the event, Professor Black thanked the audience for coming and added:

“I hope that was useful. And I realise it is a horrendously unsettling time but we really are trying to do everything we can. If you have any good suggestions that you think we should be thinking about, then just let me know."

"Or if you have observations or concerns that you don’t think we’re picking up, then again just let me know. The LSE is an incredibly precious institution and we just have to keep it the way it is. We may need to change what we do in order to achieve that - you know, you’ve got to move to stay the same, as it were. But we have to retain those values and I will do everything that I can to make sure that we do.”

If you're an LSE student or member of staff, you can obtain a full transcript of the event by emailing