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MURA AGM, Luncheon & "The Unbearable Lightness of Brexit" Presentation 2019

  • June 05, 2019
  • 12:00 PM - 3:00 PM
  • Celebration Hall (Basement of Kenneth Taylor Hall), McMaster University

Luncheon: light sandwich luncheon

Special Presentation to the AGM — The Unbearable Lightness of Brexit

The guest speaker, Dr. Stephen Heathorn, Professor and Chair, Department of History. Stephen is a cultural historian of modern Britain and its empire.

In June 2016 a slim majority of British voters decided they wanted their country out of the European Union. At the time the leaders of the “Leave” campaign claimed this would be a straightforward process that would lead to Britain “taking back control” of their sovereignty. But in the three years since, the British government has struggled to make Brexit happen. Why? What has caused the sense of near-perpetual crisis in government over leaving, especially in the past nine months? This talk explained why Brexit has proved so difficult to accomplish and why the referendum three years ago set in train a massive disruption in British politics and culture.

Business Meeting: Including reports of Officers and Council Elections. 

Program, Agenda, Story & Photos

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