Brexit and Populism at the Academy Annual Lecture 2019

15 April 2019

We are delighted to announce that Professor Matthew J. Goodwin, from the Department of Politics and International Relations, Rutherford College, University of Kent will deliver the 2019 Annual Academy Lecture. Matthew is a leading academic, author and speaker known for his work on Britain and Europe, political volatility and risk, populism, Brexit and elections. He is the author of six books, including the 2015 Political Book of the Year and the 2018 Sunday Times Bestseller, National Populism, which was also listed among the 2018 Politics Books of the Year. He has published widely: with Oxford and Cambridge University Presses, in international peer-reviewed journals, reports and briefings.

Topic of the Lecture: Brexit and Populism Under the Microscope: What We Know So Far

This lecture examines what is behind two of the most striking developments in recent years: Brexit and the rise of national populism. What drives the public to support populism? How are political loyalties shifting? What are the broader winds sweeping through our party systems? Matthew draws on the latest research to explore these questions and considers how far the social sciences contribute to our understanding.

The Annual Lecture is open to the public.

The lecture will be followed by the Academy’s Annual General Meeting which is ONLY open to Fellows of the Academy and Members of our Learned Societies. It will be followed by a drinks reception which is sponsored by publishers Taylor & Francis.