‘EU Referendum: What Now?’ Live Event & Talk Series

It was the biggest vote of their generation so far.
What does this mean for politics?
What does it mean for young people?
For history?
About our EU Talk Series & Campaign

In June and July 2016 Speakers for School’s annual talk series focussed on the results of the much debated EU Referendum. Our Speakers addressed the question ‘What Now?’ in the days and weeks following the vote.

Over 25 Speaker Ambassadors gave their time to the campaign through school talks, giving their expert views on the outcome, how it will affect the country, whilst tackling student questions on what this means for young people in the UK.

Those who took part in the campaign included, but was not limited to:

  • Sir Brendan Barber (Chairman of ACAS and former General Secretary of TUC)
  • Natalie Bennett (Leader, Green Party)
  • Yvette Cooper (MP, Normanton, Pontefract and Castleford)
  • Nick Clegg (MP, Sheffield Hallam and former Leader, Liberal Democrats)
  • Sir Christopher Hum (former UK Ambassador to China)
  • Professor Anand Menon (Director of UK in a Changing Europe & Professor of European Politics and Foreign Affairs at Kings College London)
  • Roland Rudd (Chairman, Business for New Europe)
  • Joe Twyman (Head of Political and Social Research, YouGov)
  • Kitty Ussher (MD, Tooley Street Research and former MP)
  • Sir David Warren (former UK Ambassador to Japan).
A special live-streamed event for UK state school students

The campaign included a nationally-streamed panel debate ‘The EU Referendum: What Now?’, giving students a chance to hear directly from VIP speakers about the outcome of the vote.  The exclusive Post-EU Referendum ‘Question Time’, took place in partnership with the TES, was chaired by ITV’s Robert Peston. See the event here: Live Panel & Debate Video

The event featured a stellar panel including:

  • Robert Peston, Chair, economist, author and Political Editor ITV
  • Owen Jones, columnist, author, commentator and political activist;
  • Miriam Gonzalez Durantez, international lawyer and founder and chair of Inspiring Girls International;
  • Dreda Mitchell, novelist, broadcaster, journalist, freelance education consultant and former deputy head.

Teaching students about the EU Referendum? See TES’ lesson using our EU Referendum: What Now? panel event to frame a discussion with your class: TES Citizenship Lesson – EU Referendum

Presented by Speakers for Schools in partnership with the TES


Each year Speakers for Schools runs a national talk series in state schools on a topic important to both young people and our speakers — to see more themes and talk series over the years see our Campaigns Page