Cambridge: leaders to consider implications of Brexit for city

Cambridge: leaders to consider implications of Brexit for city

25/07/2016 0 Di puntoacapo

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LEADERS from the busi­ness, aca­d­e­m­ic, NHS and polit­i­cal com­mu­ni­ties will come togeth­er to dis­cuss the impli­ca­tions of the leave deci­sion fol­low­ing the ref­er­en­dum on Britain’s mem­ber­ship of the Euro­pean Union (EU).

Organ­ised by Cam­bridge City Coun­cil, the free pub­lic event enti­tled “Respond­ing to Brex­it — achiev­ing the best for Cam­bridge” will be held from 7pm to 9pm on Fri­day 5 August at The Guild­hall, Mar­ket Square in Cam­bridge.

Due to the need to plan capac­i­ty and the expect­ed demand, the event will be tick­et­ed but it is open to any­one who would like to attend. Places can be reserved at Eventbrite.

Speak­ers offer­ing views on what the vote to leave the EU means for Cam­bridge are set to include:

Dr Simon Ush­er­wood, Senior Lec­tur­er in Pol­i­tics at the Uni­ver­si­ty of Sur­rey, from the ‘UK in a Chang­ing Europe’ pro­gramme, who will assess the impact of Brex­it on Cam­bridge and the UK;

Pro­fes­sor Chris Abell, Pro-Vice Chan­cel­lor for Research, Uni­ver­si­ty of Cam­bridge, who will give a per­spec­tive from the Uni­ver­si­ty of Cam­bridge;

Claire Ruskin, Chief Exec­u­tive Offi­cer of Cam­bridge Net­work, who will offer some views and ideas from the Cam­bridge busi­ness com­mu­ni­ty;

Dr Mike More, Vice Chair of the Board of Direc­tors, Cam­bridge Uni­ver­si­ty Hos­pi­tals Trust, who will give a view from Addenbrooke’s Hos­pi­tal and the NHS.

Atten­dees will have the chance to put ques­tions and points to the speak­ers as part of an open ple­nary dis­cus­sion.

Cllr Lewis Her­bert, Leader of Cam­bridge City Coun­cil, will intro­duce the event and MP for Cam­bridge, Daniel Zeich­n­er, will chair it.

Cllr Her­bert said: “The out­come of the ref­er­en­dum will have pro­found impacts on Cam­bridge, the UK and the rest of Europe and we don’t yet know the full extent of what Britain’s exit from the EU will mean.

“That’s why we are bring­ing togeth­er lead­ers from the Cam­bridge busi­ness, aca­d­e­m­ic, NHS and polit­i­cal com­mu­ni­ties, to share more of their under­stand­ing about what they see as the key issues of Brex­it, so peo­ple are far bet­ter informed, and bet­ter placed to work togeth­er to build the best future for our city and its res­i­dents.

“We will be dis­cussing issues and aim­ing to respond to ques­tions includ­ing on the impli­ca­tions for stu­dents, for fund­ing in areas like research and devel­op­ment, for EU nation­als’ right to remain in the UK and the impor­tance of the sin­gle mar­ket to busi­ness­es.”

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