Renewal Britannia

To mark the 20th anniversary of the ‘Cool Britannia’ era, and in the context of the decision to leave the European Union, Demos joined with the British Council, the UK’s international organisation for cultural relations and educational opportunities, for a unique special edition of the Demos Quarterly journal of ideas.

We were delighted to hold the launch of the issue at a public reception in Westminster, bringing together the contributors to set out their visions for Britain’s national identity, our place in the world, and how we should best engage with the opportunities ahead.

Speakers included:

Sir Ciarán Devane, Chief Executive, the British Council
Simon Heffer, The Telegraph
Justine Thornton QC, Barrister and specialist in environmental law
Rowan Hisayo Buchanan, Novellist and author of ‘Harmless Like You’
Christina Patterson, Journalist and author

The event was chaired by Rafael Behr, political columnist at the Guardian.

6-8.30pm, Monday 17th July 2017
Manufacturing Room, One Birdcage Walk, Westminster, London, SW1H 9JJ

For any further queries regarding this event, please contact [email protected]

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