The legacy of Brexit: mobility and citizenship in times of uncertainty

31 March 2017 - Following the Brexit vote the future status and rights of EU citizens living in the UK has become uncertain. This, the third and final seminar in our series examining how to 'think sociologically' about Brexit, looked at the changing relationship between mobility and citizenship. We discussed mobility and naturalisation decision-making and the meaning of 'citizenship' in the context of social uncertainty.

Bringing together the arts and sociology, the event included a keynote speech by the poet George Szirtes.

The day seminar took place at the University of Southampton on the 31st March 2017. The programme was as follows:

08:45 Registration and coffee/tea

09:00 Introductions

09:15 Keynote talk: George Szirtes, Through the Needle's Eye: Leaving, Entering, Remaining

10:15 Break

10:30 Session 1. (Br)Exit: fears, reactions and uncertainties of belonging

12:00 Buffet lunch

13:00 Session 2: Loyalty? Naturalisation processes and experiences

14:30 Coffee/tea break

15:00 Session 3: Voice! Mobilisation and enactment

16:00 Closing remarks


For more detailed information on the programme and keynote speakers please see the Seminar Series flyer.


For further announcements on the Scoio Brexit seminars, please follow the series' Facebook page, or visit the Socio Brexit website


For recordings of talks from the previous Sociology of 'Brexit' seminar series please go to our YouTube Channel.

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