How Was Brexit For You? A Reflection On What We Learnt

Hosted by the European Institute and the School of Public Policy

Online public event


Professor Catherine Barnard

Professor Catherine Barnard

Baroness Hoey

Baroness Hoey

Dr Gerard Lyons

Dr Gerard Lyons

Sir Ivan Rogers

Sir Ivan Rogers


Professor Tony Travers

Professor Tony Travers

Brexit represents the biggest systemic shock to the UK economy, society and politics for generations. Adapting to the 2016 referendum result has confronted established assumptions about the system, created the need to shift behaviours, and raised new questions about the model to be championed – while institutions struggle with new policy dilemmas, often of a transformative nature. So, what are we learning and what do we still need to learn if the UK is to make a success of Brexit? The panel will consider the changes occurring across government, the economy and society.

Meet our speakers and chair

Catherine Barnard (@CSBarnard24) is Professor of European Union and Labour Law at Trinity College, University of Cambridge.

Catharine Hoey (@CatharineHoey) is a non aligned Peer who took her seat in 2020. After 30 years as the Labour MP for Vauxhall, she stood down at the December 2019 election. During her time as an MP, Baroness Hoey served as a Home Office Minister and was then the first female Sports Minister. A vocal campaigner to Leave the EU, she co chaired Labour Leave and spoke on many all party platforms across the country. Her support for her home country of Northern Ireland has been constant throughout her career.

Gerard Lyons (@DrGerardLyons) is an economist and Chief Economic Strategist at Netwealth Investments, having previously served as Chief Economic Adviser to Boris Johnson while he was Mayor of London.

Ivan Rogers is the former UK Permanent Representative to the EU.

Tony Travers is Associate Dean of the School of Public Policy at LSE.

More about this event

This event is part of the LSE Programme, 'Brexit and Beyond'. The LSE Programme: Brexit and Beyond is a dedicated series to stimulate the public debate and informed discussion about this most pivotal topic. It comprises a variety of events, targeting LSE staff and students, as well as the general public and specific categories of policy-makers, practitioners and professionals working on Brexit; with the aim of continuing to shape the discussion surrounding its complex and uncertain agenda. The Programme is organised by LSE's European Institute and School of Public Policy.

The European Institute (@LSEEI) is a centre for research and graduate teaching on the processes of integration and fragmentation within Europe. In the most recent national Research Excellence Framework the Institute was ranked first for research in its sector.

The School of Public Policy (@LSEPublicPolicy) equips you with the skills and ideas to transform people and societies. It is an international community where ideas and practice meet. Their approach creates professionals with the ability to analyse, understand and resolve the challenges of contemporary governance.

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