The Impact of EU membership on the UK since 1973
London, 13 May 2013
This one-day conference will consider how forty years of EU membership have affected the UK's economy, foreign policy and politics. Leading figures from the worlds of business, politics, the civil service and diplomatic service will examine the (sometimes fraught) relationship between Britain and the Union.
Forty years on from Britain's accession to the EU and at a time when the UK's membership is being re-examined by both politicians and the public, this event will offer an opportunity for both a retrospective examination of the UK's relationship with the EU and a chance to look to its future.
Smith Square Conference Centre, Smith Square, London, SW1P 3HZ. [Map]
Listen to audio recordings from this event in the online Archive.
Read a transcipt of Lord Hannay's speech.
|10:00 - 11:00||
The UK: Four Decades as an Awkward Partner?
Chair: Prof Helen Drake, Loughborough University
|11:30 - 13:00||
A Changed Foreign Policy? Recalibrating the UK's Place in the World since Accession
Chair: Paul Adamson
|14:00 - 15:30||
A Changing British Economy: The Accession Effects
Chair: Jacqueline Minor, Head of the European Commission Representation in the UK
|16:00 - 17:15||
The Impact of EU Membership on the UK's Politics
Chair: Prof Richard Whitman, University of Kent
|17:30 - 18:15||
Reporting Europe Prize Ceremony
Awarded annually, the UACES Reporting Europe Prize honours excellence in reporting on the EU.
Find out more at www.reportingeurope.eu.
Drinks reception on the roof terrace of Smith Square Conference Centre
Publications relevant to this event
The Europeanization of British Politics by Ian Bache & Andrew Jordan (2008), ISBN: 9780230204898
The Conservatives since 1945 by Tim Bale (2012), ISBN: 9780199234370
Britain and the European Union by Andrew Geddes (2012), ISBN: 9780230291959
Britain's Quest for a Role: A Diplomatic Memoir from Europe to the UN by David Hannay (2012), ISBN: 9781780760568
British Entry to the European Community under the Heath Government of 1970-4 by Christopher Lord (1994), ISBN: 9781855213364
The Official History of Britain and the European Community Vol 11: From Rejection to Referendum, 1963-1975 by Stephen Wall (2012), ISBN: 9780415535601
Allen, David J. The United Kingdom: Towards Isolation and a Parting of the Ways? in The Member States of the European Union, 2nd Edition by Simon Bulmer & Christian Lequesne (eds) (2012), ISBN: 9780199544837
Frey, C. (1968) Meaning Business: The British Application to join the Common Market, November 1966 - October 1967. Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol VI(3)
Haack, W. (1972) The Economic Effects of Britain's Entry into the Common Market. Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol XI(2)
Kitzinger, U. (1968) Britain's Crisis of Identity. Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol VI(4)
Lord, C. (1992) 'Sovereign or Confused?: the Great Debate on British Entry to the European Community Twenty Years On', Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol XXX(4)
Marshall, P. (2013) Forty Years On: Britain in the EU. The Round Table The Commonwealth Journal of International Affairs, Vol 102 (1).
Pertusot, V. (2013) In Europe, not ruled by Europe: Tough love between Britain and the EU, Note de l'Ifri, ISBN: 97823656
Various (2012). '40 Years of EU Membership: The UK, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland', Journal
of Contemporary European Research. 8 (4), pp. 530-570.
Wallace, H. and Wallace, W. (1973) The Impact of Community membership on the British Machinery of Government. Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol XI(4)
Zakheim, D. (1973) Britain and the EEC - Opinion Poll Data 1970-1972. Journal of Common Market Studies, Vol XI(3)
Food for Thought - A collection of notable reports and articles about the most debated EU subjects in the UK which aims to help develop informed debate about the UK and EU.