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EU Referendum 2016: Events

Published: 22 April 2016
Union Jack and the European Union

On Thursday 23 June the British public will head to the polls to vote whether to stay in, or leave, the EU.

For information on how to register to vote, key facts and figures, implications for the University and links to blogs on the referendum, click here .

In the run-up to the vote, these events will explore some of the key issues.

Event: ESRC Centre for Population Change Public Panel Debate – Implications of Brexit for EU Migrants

Date: Tuesday 10 May

Venue: Abbey Centre, Westminster

Speakers: Mark Mardell (Chair), Presenter, BBC Radio 4 World this Weekend

Professor Jane Falkingham OBE, FAcSS, Director, Centre for Population Change, University of Southampton

Don Flynn, Director, Migrants' Rights Network

Professor Derek McGhee, Professor of Sociology and Head of Social Sciences, University of Southampton

Professor Traute Meyer, Professor of Social Policy, University of Southampton

Dr Athina Vlachantoni, Associate Professor in Gerontology, University of Southampton

More information: Public panel debate – Implications of Brexit for EU migrants

Event: Views On Europe Panel Debate

Date: Friday 13 May

Venue : University of Southampton Students’ Union – The Cube, Building 42, Highfield Campus

Speakers : Rt. Hon. Desmond Swayne, MP for New Forest West

Dr Alan Whitehead, MP and University of Southampton alumnus

James Edwards, BSc Politics & International Relations student and founding member of Students for Europe

Matthew Cowley, BSc Politics & Economics student and leader of Southampton Students for Britain

Public Policy@Southampton are delighted to host a public debate ‘Views on Europe’, offering staff and students of the University and local communities an opportunity to discuss views both for and against the UK remaining in the EU, ahead of the referendum on 23 June, 2016.

More information: Views on Europe panel debate

Event: The Spectre of Brexit: Free Movement & European Citizenship in Question

Date: Friday 17 June

Venue: University of Southampton

Speakers: Professor Adrian Favell (University of Leeds) and Dr Michaela Benson (Goldsmiths, University of London)

The ESRC Centre for Population Change hosts the Sociological Review series.

The upcoming referendum on whether the United Kingdom should remain a member of the European Union is one of great social significance, yet sociological research has not engaged with the question in any depth. This one-day seminar attempts to fill this gap by debating the observable and expected consequences of a radically changed relationship between the UK and the EU, focusing specifically on those whose lives are most directly affected by the referendum and the spectre of ‘Brexit’: EU citizens living in Britain, and British citizens living in other EU countries. Scholarly contributions to the seminar will discuss the experiences of such ‘mobile citizens’, and citizenship will be the core theoretical concept addressed in the context of the anticipation and possible outcomes of the EU referendum.

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