Polling, Politics and the EU Referendum



For more info please contact the organiser, Dr Joel Faulkner Rogers


09:30 Registration

10:25 Welcome remarks
Professor David Runciman (Head of the POLIS Department)

10:30 In Conversation: What went wrong for pollsters in May 2015
Stephan Shakespeare (Chief Executive & Co-Founder, YouGov)
Professor David Runciman (Head of the POLIS Department) 

10.50 Keynote: Lessons learnt from the General Election
The Right Honourable Jim Murphy

11.20 Presentation: Public opinion and the EU Referendum
Joe Twyman (Head of Political and Social Research, EMEA, YouGov)

11.30 Panel: Britain's EU membership: Better in or out?
Simon Jenkins (Journalist, author and broadcaster)
Dr Julie Smith (Baroness Smith of Newnham/Director of the European Centre,
Anne Lambert CMG (Inquiry Chair, Competition and Markets Authority/former UK Deputy Permanent Representative to the EU)
Chair: Professor David Runciman (Head of the POLIS Department)

12.45 Lunch

14.15 Panel: What if we leave - the implications for politics, business and constitution
Andrew Rawnsley (Chief Political Commentator and Associate Editor of The Observer)
Will Tanner (Head of UK Public Affairs, Finsbury/Vice-Chair of Business for New Europe)
Dr Christopher Bickerton (University Lecturer in Politics, POLIS)
Dr Alan Renwick (Deputy Director, UCL Constitution Unit)
Chair: Peter Kellner (President, YouGov)

15.45 Break

16.15 Keynote: European Security: how it affects the UK and what we can do to improve it
Dr Jamie Shea (NATO Deputy Assistant Secretary General for Emerging Security Challenges)

16.35 Panel: Syria, Britain and the future of EU foreign policy
General the Lord Dannatt GCB CBE MC DL (Constable, HM Tower of London/ Chief of the General Staff 2006-2009)
Mary Dejevsky (Columnist, The Independent)
Charles Grant (Director, Centre for European Reform)
Chair: Dr Christopher Bickerton (University Lecturer in Politics, POLIS)

17.45 Drinks Reception