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What’s United About This Kingdom?

3 July 2014 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Chatham House, London


Professor Linda Colley, Shelby M.C. Davis 1958 Professor of History, Princeton University; Author, Acts of Union and Disunion and Britons: Forging the Nation 1707–1837
Sir Simon Jenkins, Author & Journalist
Ben Page, Chief Executive, Ipsos MORI
Chair: Jon Snow, Broadcaster, Channel 4 News



As debate about the UK’s EU membership intensifies, and the referendum on Scottish independence looms, the speakers will reflect on the competing, shared and intertwined identities of Britons and ask whether Britain is suffering an identity crisis. They will assess the historic developments that have led to this point, what the term ‘British’ means to citizens and whether the United Kingdom as it is currently known is heading for a substantial reshaping.

LIVE STREAM: This event will be live streamed for members only. The live stream will be made available here at 13:00 BST on Thursday 3 July.

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