Epic Studios was packed for this town hall event, which offered the people of Norwich the chance to put their questions forward on the UK and the EU. In anticipation of the battle between 'Ins' and 'Outs', audience members were able to put questions on diverse topics that ranged from the EU and democracy to the audit of EU accounts and the international impact of a Brexit to a non-partisan panel of experts. The event was organised by University of East Anglia (UEA) Professor and Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) senior fellow, Hussein Kassim, as part of 'The UK in a Changing Europe'.
Watch the discussion here.
The panel featured:
- Dr Angus Armstrong, National Institute of Economic and Social Research (NIESR), and ESRC senior fellow,
- Prof Catherine Barnard, Cambridge University, and ESRC Senior Fellow
- Prof Ian Hodge, Cambridge University
- Prof Hussein Kassim, UEA, and ESRC senior fellow
- Prof Anand Menon, King's College London, and the Director of 'The UK in a Changing Europe'
- Dr Heather Rolfe, NIESR
The event was hosted by Professor Alan Finlayson, UEA
The town hall event is one of a number of events organised under the ESRC's 'UK in a Changing Europe' programme. With a referendum on the UK's membership of the European Union due to take place before the end of 2017, the ESRC, as the UK's main body funding research in the social sciences, has launched this independent non-partisan initiative in order to bring the rich scholarship in politics, law, economics and other fields, which previously has been largely confined to academic specialists, to a wider audience. Its purpose is to enable the British public to make as informed a decision as possible on whether to stay in or leave the EU. For further information, visit the 'UK in a Changing Europe' website.