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Brexit, the media and the truth

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Time: 5.30pm - 7.00pm
Venue: Clattern Lecture Theatre, Penrhyn Road campus, Penrhyn Road, Kingston upon Thames, Surrey KT1 2EE
Price: free
Speaker(s): Professor Brian Cathcart and Professor Daniel Townend

Brexit, the media and the truth

The Centre for Research on Communities, Identities and Difference (CResCID), at the School of Social and Behavioural Sciences, Kingston University is organising a series of public events Brexit Futures to bring together academics, journalists, politicians and other social actors, with strategic and specific experience of the social processes and dimensions involved in the UK's recent decision to leave the EU, to discuss the main reasons for this decision and its implications. Brexit has inaugurated a period of profound uncertainty and instability. The divisive and conflictive climate that accompanied and followed the EU referendum electoral campaign highlighted the way deep-seated social inequalities produced radically different experiences of the present as well as visions of a desirable future amongst the UK population. While the form of the UK's future relationship with the EU is being negotiated, it is important to understand what impact Brexit is likely to have on the political, cultural, economic and social life of the country, its diverse population, its national constituencies and other EU member states. This series of seminars aims to contribute to this understanding and provide an opportunity for different stakeholders in our local, national and other European communities to engage with these issues.

We cordially invite you to the last round table discussion this term, with participation of Brian CathcartProfessor of Journalism (Kingston University), journalist, author, one of the founders of the Hacked Off campaign for a better press and passionate European, and Daniel Townend, Associate Professor of Journalism (Kingston University), Fleet Street news editor for 20 years at the Daily Mail and Daily Express and unashamed Brexiteer.

Official hashtag: #BrexitFutures

Booking is essential to attend this event.

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Contact: Egle Rindzeviciute


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