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The Geography of Brexit – a Lecture with Professor Danny Dorling

1st March 2019

Dear Parents

For the last two years, although it has seemed much longer than this, the news agenda has been dominated by the B – word, BREXIT! We live in confusing times, and this is not helped by the media who seem to give us contradictory views.

The geography department are delighted to welcome Professor Danny Dorling to Wychwood on 13th March. He joined the School of Geography and the Environment at Oxford University in September 2013 to take up the Halford Mackinder Professorship in Geography. He has written many books studying the Geography of Inequality, and also set up the World Mapper website. We are privileged that he has accepted our invitation, given earlier this term, to lecture at Wychwood.

Fascinated by statistics, and their impact, he has also become an expert on the Geography of Brexit. His latest book ‘Rule Britannia – from Brexit to the end of Empire’ argues that:

‘At its heart the rhetoric of Brexit was the playing out of older school curricula that had been dominated by empire. Brexit was led by people, almost all men, who mostly had fond memories of something that never was as great as they believed it to be.’

This promises to be a fascinating and timely lecture, given what may follow in the weeks after. The lecture will start at 7.30pm on Wednesday 13th March, with drinks before at 7.00pm. This is a unique opportunity to hear an expert give a fascinating and impartial analysis of what is indeed the most contentious item in the news agenda and I would encourage as many of you as possible to attend.

With best wishes
Mr P Humphreys