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History Lecture Series

Luc-Andre Brunet: 'With Europe, but not of it? Why Britain joined the European Community'

This event took place on 15th January 2019 at 4:30pm (16:30 GMT)
Berrill Lecture Theatre, The Open University, Walton Hall Campus, Milton Keynes, United Kingdom

When the European Community was set up in 1958, the forerunner to today's European Union, Britain declined to join. By 1961, however, the British Government had decided the country's interests would be best served by joining Europe. This talk will examine the arguments made for and against joining and will consider what brought about this dramatic reversal in Britain's position with regards to Europe.

 

 

‘When the European Community was set up in 1958, Britain declined to join. By 1961, however, the British Government had completely reversed that position.’

 

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We very much hope you will be able to attend what promises to be an inspiring event and have your say.


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(60 minutes)