Brexit is a failed project: a brighter future is possible

A very special event - And a visit from the Star of European Unity and Peace

Tickets still available

We at Oxford for Europe look forward to welcoming friends, new and old, to our first face-to-face meeting for some time.

In light of the forthcoming general election, this year is a critical time for our movement. The realities of Brexit are continuing to bite affecting all areas of our lives resulting in a positive shift in public opinion, with the latest polls showing around 63% of those who had a view stating that they would favour rejoining the EU.

The adverse impact of Brexit on industry, farmers, the performing arts, on exporters and now also on importers becomes clearer day by day. As a result there has been a decline in the general sense of public well-being. Young people are facing much more limited horizons, and the loss of the Erasmus Plus program is only a part of a larger whole.

People need to believe that a brighter future is possible. Our speakers will be discussing ways in which we can help with the step-by-step approach towards a closer relationship with Europe leading to the UK rejoining the EU . Questions from the audience are welcomed. We look forward to an animated discussion.

About our Speakers:

Professor Danny Dorling

Danny Dorling FRSA FRGS FRSS FAcSS is a distinguished social geographer. Since 2013, he has been Halford Mackinder Professor of Geography of the School of Geography and the Environment of the University of Oxford.

He has published with many colleagues more than a dozen books on issues related to social inequalities in Britain, as well as several hundred journal papers. Much of this work is available on open access.

Danny will focus his talk on the social impact of leaving the European Union and what can be done to improve things.

Liz Webster

Liz will be well known to many through her many appearances on radio and TV. She is founder of Save British Farming and has been campaigning actively on single market membership including organising demonstrations that have seen sheep and tractors on the streets of Westminster.

She will be talking about the changes which have occurred in the farming sector in recent years and how much is to be gained by better relations with our EU neighbours.

Willow Fisher

Willow is Head of Campaigns for YEM UK (Young European Movement). He is a 2nd Year PPE student at the University of Manchester. YEM’s main campaign focus has been the ‘Embrace Erasmus’ campaign advocating for the UK’s return to the Erasmus+ programme, and educating people on its qualities and the benefits of participation. This campaign is being supported by the British Youth Council and the Erasmus Student Network, as well as Mayor Sadiq Khan and Sir Vince Cable, and has received national media attention.

He will be talking about what Brexit has meant for young people, including loss of Erasmus Plus and reduced opportunities to travel and work abroad and what the YEM UK are trying to do.

Danny's book: Shattered Nation at £10, Rejoin T-shirts and other merchandise will be on sale during the event. Cash only please as we are unable to take card payments.

We are also hosting the Star of European Unity and Peace on its visit to Oxford. See here


March 20, 2024 at 7:30pm - 9pm


Wesley Memorial Church
New Inn Hall St
Oxford OX1 2DH
United Kingdom
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Dr Peter Burke


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