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After a period of uncertainty, the UK Government has conceded that it will seek a transitional framework as a bridge between the UK's membership of the European Union and the 'deep and special partnership' with the EU that it will seek to secure once the UK has left the EU. 'Transitional' throws up a number of important political questions about its duration and whether the UK will be bound by new EU rules and by EU institutions. Legally, such a framework may be complex to put in place and difficult to implement. This lecture explores what transition might look like and whether such a framework is really necessary.

About the speaker

Kenneth Armstrong is Professor of European Law at the University of Cambridge, a position he has held since September 2013. He was previously Professor of EU Law at Queen Mary, University of London. Kenneth has also held positions at Keele University and the University of Manchester, and visiting positions at Edinburgh University, the European University Institute and New York University School of Law. He is a Fellow of Sidney Sussex College, and Editor-in-Chief of the Cambridge Yearbook of European Legal Studies.

Kenneth has written extensively in the field of European Union law and policy, with a particular focus on the evolving governance and institutional structures of the EU. His book Governing Social Inclusion: Europeanization through Policy Coordination was published by Oxford University Press in 2010 and won the 2011 UACES Best Book Prize. His new book called Brexit Time: Leaving the EU - Why, How and When? is published by Cambridge University Press. He writes a blog at brexittime.com.

About the Madingley Lectures

The Madingley Lectures take place at Madingley Hall, home of the University of Cambridge Institute of Continuing Education (ICE). This lecture series, given by eminent speakers across a wide range of subjects, is an important part of ICE's commitment to public engagement.

Event date

Tuesday, 7 November, 2017 - 19:15


Madingley Hall
CB23 8AQ