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Inequality, Brexit and the End of Empire

  • Old Theatre, Old Building Houghton Street WC2A 2AE London United Kingdom (map)

Was the outcome of the Brexit referendum the last gasp of a nostalgic view of Empire? Can post-Brexit UK accept a world order that is no longer based on the past?

Inequalities scholars Danny Dorling and Sally Tomlinson discuss the issues raised by their new book, Rule Britannia: Brexit and the End of Empire (Biteback) in an LSE Public Lecture Programme event, presented by Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity, the International Inequalities Institute and the Progressive Economy Forum.

Bev Skeggs (@bevskeggs) is professor of sociology and director of the Atlantic Fellows for Social and Economic Equity programme, International Inequalities Institute, London School of Economics and Political Science.

Danny Dorling (@dannydorling), Halford Mackinder professor of geography, University of Oxford.

Sally Tomlinson, emeritus professor at Goldsmiths, University of London, and honorary research fellow in the Department of Education, University of Oxford.

Gurminder K. Bhambra (@GKBhambra) is professor of postcolonial and decolonial studies in the School of Global Studies, University of Sussex.

The Progressive Economy forum (@PEF_online) brings together a Council of eminent economists and academics to develop and advocate progressive economic policy ideas, and to improve public understanding of key economic issues.

This event is free and open to all with no ticket or pre-registration required. Entry is on a first come, first served basis. For any queries see LSE Events FAQ or contact us at or by calling 0207 955 6043.

Event hashtag: #LSEInequalities