March 2, 2017, by Liz Cass

Parliament in Nottingham

The University of Nottingham will play host to well-known Westminster figures as part of a series of politically-themed events.

On Wednesday 8 March the University’s School of Economics will host the Rt. Hon. Sir Vince Cable, former Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills, and the Rt. Hon. Charles Clarke, former Home Secretary, as part of a Brexit policy panel.

The panel, titled Britain and the EU: Ideas for a New Relationship, will also include Professor Sir David Greenaway, Vice-Chancellor of The University of Nottingham, Professor Panicos Demetriades, former governor of the Central Bank of Cyprus, and Professir Jagjit Chadha, of the National Institute of Economic and Social Research.

It follows a workshop which will see academics from Nottingham and invited universities present their research and expertise on trade agreements and the cost of Brexit.

On Thursday 9 March the Rt. Hon, John Bercow, MP and the 157th Speaker of the House of Commons, will give a guest lecture on Parliament in an Anti-Politics Age.

With 20 years’ experience in key positions at the heart of UK politics, there are few more knowledgeable on life inside Westminster.

As an active reformer his modernisation of the archaic procedures of this historic institution has helped bring the House into the 21st century.

The lecture will precede John reprising his role as quizmaster extraordinaire when Nottingham’s most erudite politicians battle our brainiest University professors in a very special ‘rematch’ edition of University Challenge.

The first quiz match between The University of Nottingham and MPs took place in Westminster as part of events for Nottingham in Parliament Day.

Click the image to watch the rematch video

It was one of 45 events held in Westminster by The University and more than 100 partners who descended on Parliament to showcase a programme of events and activities celebrating the ideas, businesses and people that make Nottingham great.

To find out more about who was involved and what the impact of Nottingham in Parliament Day has been, you can read the Impact and Review report.

Please note that while the John Bercow lecture is fully booked those interested can follow live tweets and catch up with the highlights in our blog.

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