Date : 17/06/2019 | Time : 6:30 pm - 8:30 pm | Location : The North Library, The Athenaeum Club

What are the consequences of Britain leaving the EU? There is no one in the UK more qualified than Robert Hazell, Professor of Government and the Constitution at University College, London, and founder of the Constitution Unit in the School of Public Policy. Some of the issues he will address is the place of referendums in our political system; Brexit and the future of the Union; Parliament ‘taking back control’: does that threaten to make the UK ungovernable; should the Queen prorogue Parliament or withhold Royal Assent. Lord Peter Hennessy, venerated professor of post war history, bestowed this accolade on Robert: “Britain’s constantly morphing constitutional landscape needs an ace cartographer to make sense of it, and in Robert Hazell it has found one.”

In 2009 Robert Hazell was awarded the Political Studies Association’s Communication Award for “consistently working to develop the constitutional reform agenda, to communicate these ideas to government  and more generally to inject academic rigour and principle into public debate.” Since 1995 the Constitution Unit has produced over 150 reports on every aspect of constitutional reform in the UK, including devolution to Scotland, Wales, and the English regions, freedom of information, parliamentary reform, Lords reform, electoral reform, the Crown and the Royal Prerogative, constitutional watchdogs, British Bill of Rights, the new supreme court.

There will be a reception at 6.30pm – wine, soft drinks and light snacks will be on offer – and the talk will commence at 7.00pm.  The dress code at the venue is jackets and ties for men and ‘elegant’ for women.


HFA Member: £20

Non-member: £23

Guest of HFA Member: £15

Guest of non-member: £20



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