The Exit Lectures - Exploring a post Brexit Britain


A series of events with the participation og leading scholars, writers and artists to reflect on the question ‘who are we becoming?’ and to look at how ideas of free movement, citizenship, national identity and Empire play out in the context of Britain’s planned exit from the European Union.  To see the programme, please click here.

Public programme developed in partnership with Alina Müller and Autograph ABP.

Mahtab Hussain, Green Chalkstripe suit, from You Get Me?, 2017. Courtesy the artist

Thursday 11th May 2017, 7 - 9pm at Autograph ABP

Lecture 1: Who Were We? From Empire to the EU and Back Again?by Gurminder K Bhambra, Professor of Sociology at the University of Warwick


Lecture 2: Free Movement: How Will We Manage Without It? by Colin Yeo, immigration barrister at Garden Court Chambers in London, founder of the the Free Movement immigration law blog Closing performance: Being British by Deanna Rodgers The event was chaired by Ruth Grove-White, policy analyst and campaigner on immigration issues

Thursday 25th May 2017, 7 - 9pm at Autograph ABP

Lecture 1: Imperial lineages of Brexit nationalism: a focus on the Commonwealth by Engin Isin, Professor of international politics at Queen Mary University of London and the University of London Institute in Paris.

Lecture 2: Colonial legacies in Brexit nationalism: a focus on the politics of language, by Anne-Marie Fortier, Professor of Sociology at Lancaster University.

Mahtab Hussain: introduction to his exhibition You Get Me?, at Autograph ABP. Hussain’s photographs explore the critical question of identity among young working-class British Asian men.

The event was chaired by Dr Omar Khan, Director of Runnymede Trust -  the UK's leading independent race equality think tank.