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University lectures look at Brexit, for and against

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In the lead up to the EU referendum, the University of Bradford will host a series of public lectures and webinars - on city campus and online - which will look beyond the headlines and examine some of the key political issues affecting Bradford, the UK and beyond.

begins next Tuesday, April 26, looking at the economic arguments for and against membership of the EU. Future events will cover sustainable societies and equality, foreign policy and security, international cooperation and how TV news is shaping the agenda.

The full line-up of events with booking details is:

Tuesday 26 April 2016, 18:00 - 19:30

What are the economic arguments for and against EU membership? What are the implications of the renegotiated terms of membership? What alternatives are there if Britain left the EU? What trade relationships could the UK forge outside the EU?

Thursday 12 May 2016, 12:00 - 13:00

This webinar will examine the security issues raised by the possibility that the UK will leave the EU.

Tuesday 17 May 2016, 18:00 - 19:30

What has the EU ever done for us? This lecture will consider the social and political aspects of Brexit with specific reference to social policy agendas, such as employment rights and gender equality.

Thursday 26 May 2016, 12:00 - 13:00

This webinar will focus on Britain’s role in and the potential impact that leaving EU membership may have on the setting of international agendas, political initiatives and coalition formation within regional and international organisations.

Tuesday 7 June 2016, 18:00 - 19:30

This lecture will focus on TV news, its authority and impartiality, and its potential to have a much greater influence in changing voter's minds and creating a cultural consensus, than other media such as the press.

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