The ESC celebrates its 40th anniversary! Thursday May 26th 2016

The ESC celebrates its 40th anniversary! Thursday May 26th 2016

12 May 2016

European Studies Centre’s 40th Anniversary events

A host of May 26th events have been planned to mark the 40th anniversary of the ESC.  In particular we draw your attention to the ESC Annual Lecture which this year will be given by ESC Patron and Chancellor Lord Chris Patten. He will use the ESC Annual Lecture to make the case Why Britain Should Stay in the European Union and we anticipate the Q&A afterwards to be lively and enlightening. If you wish to attend the Annual Lecture please email as registration is required.  The panels at the ESC do not require registration but we would encourage an early arrival to secure your seat.

2 – 4.15pm in the ESC Seminar Room:

2 – 3pm: Student Panel:  What do European Studies mean today?   With the Oxford University European Affairs Society
Student panellists will discuss the evolution of the interdisciplinary field of European Studies throughout the second part of the 20th century. Also discussed will be the relevance of the theories, concepts and methods applied , and the future of the field.

3.15 – 4.15pm: Panel Discussion on Europe, Universities and Brexit
Introduction: Louise Richardson (Vice Chancellor, University of Oxford)
Panellists: Othon Anastasakis (SEESOX, St Antony's College), Cathryn Costello (St Antony's College), Anne Deighton (DPIR, Wolfson College), Timothy Garton Ash (St Antony's College)
Chair: Kalypso Nicolaidis (St Antony's College)
The panel features a number of ESC fellows and associates on the theme of Brexit, with a view to how the British referendum has been understood across Europe and beyond. The international dimension of the upcoming vote has been sorely lacking in British media coverage, and the panel is designed to address this issue directly. Panellists will discuss how the issue has been treated in France, Greece, Ireland and Central Europe so as to put the British debate in broader historical and geographical perspective.

5 – 6.30pm: Nissan Lecture Theatre for the ESC Annual Lecture 2016
Why Britain Should Stay in the European Union.
Lord Chris Patten (Chancellor, University of Oxford and Patron of the ESC)
Chair: Paul Betts (St Antony's College, Director of the ESC)

Registration only for the ESC Annual Lecture  - please email  for your ticket

ESC 40th Anniversary Summer Garden Party
By invitation only