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Public Lecture: Brexit and populism: a sociological perspective

Lecture led by Professor Mike Savage, London School of Economics and Political Science as part of Newcastle University's Insights Public Lecture Series

Date/Time: Thursday 1 November, 17:30 - 18:45

Venue: Curtis Auditorium, Herschel Building, Newcastle University

Free admission, all seats allocated on a first-come first-served basis.

A powerful language of inequality informs the Brexit/Trump phenomenon, with language of ‘left behinds’, ‘elites’, ‘racial inequalities’, and class. This lecture offers a more nuanced sociological perspective, seeking to unravel the longer-term processes, ambivalences and complexities.


Public lectures at Newcastle University are free and open to all. Our aim is to offer a programme that will inform, stimulate, entertain, and excite debate. 

Many of our speakers are leaders in their field and all have something of special interest to convey. Our lectures cover a wide range of disciplines and frequently include key contemporary issues, particularly those that affect our daily lives.

Any views expressed by speakers are their own, and do not necessarily reflect the views of Newcastle University.