Acclaimed Academic Brings Brexit

Talk to Cheltenham

Book cover, Rule Britannia
Book cover, Rule Britannia

Internationally renowned academic Prof. Danny Dorling will be in Cheltenham this Friday to map out his ideas on Brexit and the crisis of British identity.

His talk, ‘What Does Brexit Tell Us about Ourselves – and What will Happen Now?’, draws from his latest book, Rule Britannia (2019), and will take place at the Lansdown Function Rooms (7-9 pm).

Rule Britannia, co-written with Sally Tomlinson, has been praised as ‘the single most important book about Brexit’ [1] in its account of the post-imperial turmoil that lies behind our national crisis.

Professor Dorling is Halford Mackinder Professor in Geography at the University of Oxford. He is widely seen as a pioneering voice in his field and as an international expert on issues of housing, health, employment, education and poverty.

The Independent praises Prof. Dorling for making it “his life’s work to dig through the layers that make up Britain’s human landscape, and then map it in ways nobody else had thought to do”. [2]

The Guardian describes him as ‘that rare university professor: expert, politically engaged and able to explain simply why his subject matters”. [3]

The event, hosted by Cheltenham Labour Party, is free to attend (no registration), on February 15, 7-9pm, at the Function Room, The Lansdown, Lansdown Road, Cheltenham GL50 2LG.

[1] Professor David Gillborn, director, Centre for Research in Race & Education, University of Birmingham

[2] Simon Usborne, The Independent, March 16, 2016.

[3] ‘In Praise of… Danny Dorling’, The Guardian, April 30, 2010

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