Students Staff

10 November 2014

European insights offered by new Regius Professor

David Sanders

David Sanders

To celebrate the appointment of Professor David Sanders' as the UK's first Regius Professor of Political Science he will be giving a talk on Wednesday 19 November about the UK’s changing attitude to Europe over the past four decades.

The talk titled The Reluctant Europeans: Britain and the EU, 1973-2015 is ideally timed with Europe likely to be a key issue at the upcoming General Election in 2015 and the Clacton By-Election seeing the first UKIP candidate being elected to Parliament.

It will be followed by a panel discussion chaired by The Speaker of the House of Commons, Rt Hon John Bercow MP, one of the University's most distinguished Government graduates.

The Regius Professorship is a highly prestigious honour, conferred on the University of Essex by Her Majesty The Queen to mark her Diamond Jubilee. The honour recognises 50 years of excellence in research and education in our Department of Government and Essex is one of the youngest universities ever to receive this accolade.

Part of the University's 50th anniversary celebrations, this event launches the 2014-15 series of inaugural lectures by our newly appointed professors.

To coincide with the lecture the acclaimed 50th anniversary exhibition Something Fierce: University of Essex - Vision and Reality will be open at The Hexagon (off Square 4 until 5.45pm.

The Reluctant Europeans: Britain and the EU, 1973-2015 will be held at the Ivor Crewe Lecture Hall at the Colchester Campus from 6.00pm to 7.30pm on Wednesday 19 November.

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