Part of Britain coloured in as the Union Flag with the North Sea coloured in as the EU flag


What Does Brexit Mean To You?

Hosted by the LSE Library

LSE Library Gallery, United Kingdom

In June 2016 the electorate were asked "Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union or leave the European Union?" with 17.4 million voting "Leave" and 16.1 million voting “Remain”. By March 2017, Prime Minister Theresa May triggered Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union with the UK set to leave the EU by March 2019

What does Brexit mean to you? is a free public exhibition featuring items from LSE Library collections related to the UK’s relationship in and out of the EU. Guest curators from the LSE community explore this history, from an LSE postgraduate student looking at the Federal Union founded in 1938, to a visiting researcher on freedom of movement in the 2016 referendum. Also on display are the archives of the founder of the Anti-Federalist League (which later became UKIP), and participants from Generation Brexit, a project to engage young people in the Brexit negotiations.

Daniel Payne, a Curator at LSE Library said:

A year and half after the UK's momentous vote to leave the EU, Brexit remains as contentious and divisive an issue as ever. This exhibition gives visitors a chance to explore what Brexit means to them, using the special collections of LSE Library as a backdrop. You can also have your say in the exhibition by adding your response to the question "What does Brexit mean to you in three words?" 

Pro and anti European Union/Common Market leaflets

This is one of a series of ongoing exhibitions hosted by LSE Library which utilise its world class special collections which are open to all. The exhibition is held in the Library Gallery by the main entrance to the building. It is small enough to explore in a lunchtime, but you can also arrange longer visits for groups that include a tour with the exhibition curator — just get in touch to arrange

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Entry is free of charge and no booking is required.

The Library Gallery is open:

  • 9am to 7pm Monday to Friday
  • 11am to 6pm on Saturday and Sunday. 

Tours by the exhibition curator can be organised during normal weekly working hours (9am to 5pm Monday to Friday). Get in contact by email to arrange a tour or learn more about the exhibition. 

You will be able to find further information about this exhibition on the Library website along with related events


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