Weekly round-up of events

This week’s event announcement features:

BPP University logoFresh Perspectives on Law
Should the UK remain a member of the EU?
29 October 2015, 17.30-19.30
followed by drinks reception
Lecture Theatre, BPP University Law School,
137 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NN

You are warmly invited to the public symposium organized by BPP University Law School, in which Andrea Biondi (Professor & Director of the Centre for European Law, King’s College London); Peter Wilding (Founder & Director, British Influence); Rory Broomfield (Director, The Freedom Association and the Better Off Out Campaign) and Ruth Lea (CBE, Non-executive Director of the Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC) will talk regarding “Should the United Kingdom remain a member of the European Union?”. Prof. Peter Crisp, Dean and CEO of the BPP University Law School, will also deliver an opening speech.

This event will take place on Thursday, 29 October 2015 from 17:30 at the Lecture Theatre, BPP University, Law School, Waterloo Branch, 137 Stamford Street, London, SE1 9NN. A reception will follow at 19.30. Please find the event poster here: poster (pdf).

This event is free and open to all with no ticket required. Those who might be interested are all welcome.  It is accredited for CPD purposes (2 hours).

If you have any queries, please do not hesitate to contact Dr Özgür Çınar (ozgurcinar@bpp.com).

Short Biographies:

Andrea Biondi is Professor of European Union Law and the Director of the Centre for European Law at King’s College London. He is a visiting professor at the College of Europe in Warsaw, Georgetown University and Universidade Católica Portuguesa of Lisbon. He is a member of the Bar of Florence as well as being an Academic Member of Francis Taylor Buildings Chambers in London. Professor Biondi is on the International Advisory Board of European Public Law, King’s College Law Journal, European State Aid Law Quarterly and the European Public Private Partnership Law Review. His new book will be published in September as follows: A. Biondi & P. Birkinshaw (ed.), ‘Britain Alone?’, Kluwer, 2015.

Peter Wilding is the Founder and Director of British Influence. In 20-years of working in European affairs he has practiced and lectured as a solicitor in EU law, been Head of Media for the Conservative Party in the European Parliament, and Director of Cabinet DN, a Brussels public affairs consultancy. He regularly blogs about EU affairs for the Huffington Post UK, has written for The Guardian and the Observer, and has appeared on the BBC News Channel, Sky News, The Daily Politics and The One Show.

Rory Broomfield is a Director of both The Freedom Association and the Better Off Out campaign, Rory is putting the positive case for freedom and why the UK would be better off being independent from Brussels. He is author of “Membership of the EU: There Are Alternatives”, “The EU’s Effect on the UK’s Place in the World” and “The Future’s Bright – The Future’s Global” and co-authored The Freedom Association’s entry into the Brexit Prize. Rory has previously been a Director and Board Member of the United Nations Association – UK.

Ruth Lea, CBE, has been an independent non-executive director of the Arbuthnot Banking Group PLC since 2005 and the Group’s Economic Adviser since 2007. Ruth co-founded Global Vision in 2007 and was Director until 2010, and was previously the Director of the Centre for Policy Studies (from 2004 to 2007), Head of the Policy Unit at the Institute of Directors (from 1995 to 2003) and Economics Editor at ITN (from 1994 to 1995).  Prior to ITN she was Chief UK Economist at Lehman Brothers, Chief Economist at Mitsubishi Bank, worked for 16 years in the Civil Service (the Treasury, the DTI, the Civil Service College and the Central Statistical Office) and was an economics lecturer at Thames Polytechnic (now the University of Greenwich).  She is the author of many papers and articles on economic issues and has been a Governor of the London School of Economics and Council Member of the University of London. She is also the Chairman of Economists for Britain, a sub-campaign of Business for Britain, which seeks to reform Britain’s relationship with the EU.