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Hertford Conversations. Saving Britain: What Europe Does For Us and How to Keep the Best of It

Will Hutton and Andrew Adonis

Friday, 23 March 2018

10:00am

1 hour

Sheldonian Theatre

£7 - £12.50

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Former editor of the Observer Will Hutton and Labour politician Lord Andrew Adonis look at how Britain benefits from the EU, show how those benefits might be kept and explain why the UK must improve living standards for those in the poorest parts of the country.

Hutton and Adonis have collaborated on a new book Saving Britain. They say the EU is a success story despite its frailties. It has guaranteed fundamental human freedoms and provided economic prosperity and order. They argue that Britain is abandoning four centuries of being part of the European diplomatic order for illusory gains and actual losses.

Hutton is principal of Hertford College and a columnist for the Observer, of which he was editor and editor-in-chief for four years. Adonis is a Labour peer, former Financial Times and Observer journalist and former Secretary of State for Transport. He recently resigned as chairman of the National Infrastructure Commission partly to leave him free to oppose the European Union Withdrawal Bill in the Lords.

This event is the first of a new series of festival ‘Hertford Conversations’ presented by Hertford College.

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FT Weekend Title partner University of Oxford HSBC Global banking partner Bodleian Libraries Festival cultural partner Worcester College Worcester College: Festival college partner Oxford Martin School Festival ideas partner BBC World Service International radio partner BBC Four Television Broadcast media partner British Academy HM Government of Gibraltar Festival green room sponsor Gibunco Group Sponsor of Gibraltar Lecture Galileo Foundation Italian Cultural Institute Blackwell’s Festival on-site and online bookseller Ian and Carol Sellars allmanhall Jane and Roderick Gibbs Lady Hatch Emily Rose and James Marrow George Warren Bear Ram Elk Festival Digital Strategy & Web Design Marshall Maserati Festival courtesy cars The Macdonald Randolph Hotel The festival hotel Eynsham Hall Royds Withy King Lawyers to the festival Intesa Sanpaolo Said Business School Oxford Centre for Islamic Studies Oxford Centre for Hebrew and Jewish Studies New College Lincoln College Lincoln College St Cross College St Cross College Corpus Christi College The Queen’s College The Queen's College St John’s College St John's College Jesus College Hertford College Exeter College Exeter College St Hilda’s College Keble College Keble College Oxford University Press Princeton University Press Oxford Brookes University Oxford Cultural Collective K T Bruce Photography K T Bruce Photography Ashmolean Museum Floris of London University of Oxford Alumni Office Alumni Office The Oxford Times Regional media partner BBC Radio Oxford Local radio partner Macdonald Bear Hotel Mary and Cecil Quillen The Oxford Artisan Distillery Conference Oxford Critchleys Liaison Financial Services The Litmus Partnership British Humanist Association The Sheldonian Theatre Felicity Bryan Associates The Royal Society of Literature Oxford University Museum of Natural History The Story Museum Oxford City Council City Audio Visual OX magazine