#BristolBrexit – a city responds to Brexit

23 May 2017, 10.00 AM - 23 May 2017, 1.00 PM

At-Bristol Science Centre, Anchor Road, Harbourside, BS1 5DB.

Please join us for this free public event, #BristolBrexit - a city responds to Brexit!

UPDATE You can find the full programme here.

Brexit has left Bristol and the UK uncertain about its future. How will we in Bristol tackle the challenges – and opportunities – brought on by Brexit?

Following a series of workshops, community leaders, Trade Unions, officers at Bristol City Council, academics, charities and businesses have started to identify some of these challenges and work out interventions moving forward.

We need you to get involved - to bring your ideas and experience to develop these projects and to identify new possibilities so that together, as a city, we can collectively navigate Bristol's path to a post-Brexit future.

We are delighted to announce that the Mayor of Bristol, Marvin Rees and the Vice-Chancellor of the University of Bristol, Hugh Brady, will be joining us from 11-11.30.

Why should you come?

Come along if you are interested in forming new working relationships across Bristol to deal with the Brexit-related issues that matter to you, your work and family.

Join us if you would like to get involved with potential projects that will seek to address the challenges posed by Brexit.

In a range of project workshops, we will be developing ideas such as policy interventions, local initiatives, business collaborations, co-produced research, and building networks.

Brexit-related issues including citizenship, free movement, local communities, racism, education, neighbourhoods, trade, finance, youth, business, and political apathy will be addressed.

There will also be open discussions on topics such as access to international trade markets, and opportunities for networking.

Don't forget! You must register in order to attend. Registration closes 6pm Monday 22 May. 

#BristolBrexit Programme 

Full details of workshops and conversation topics are here.

10.00 Doors open. Rosalind Franklin Room, At-Bristol Science Centre

10.00-10.15 Registration - opportunity to talk to workshop leads, add ideas and responses to interactive art, grab a tea or coffee. Rosalind Franklin Room/Maurice Wilkins Room/James Watson Room/Francis Crick Room


  • Workshop 1 Integration: what lessons can be learnt from education? Francis Crick Room
  • Workshop 2 Brexit: what is the role now for co-producing participatory engagement with young people and families? James Watson Room
  • Conversation 1 What could, and should, trade for Bristol's businesses look like post-Brexit? Conversation Space A, Rosalind Franklin Room
  • Conversation 2 Are we not European? Conversation Space B, Rosalind Franklin Room

11.00-11.30 A city responds to Brexit: is there a role for our universities and local government? Mayor of Bristol Marvin Rees and Vice Chancellor of Bristol University, Hugh Brady Rosalind Franklin Room

11.30-11.45 Coffee break Maurice Wilkins Room


  • Workshop 3 Integration: focus on neighbourhoods Francis Crick Room
  • Workshop 4 The Bristol Brand James Watson Room
  • Conversation 3 Brexit Families Conversation Space A, Rosalind Franklin Room
  • Conversation 4 The challenge of Brexit Conversation Space A, Rosalind Franklin Room

12.30-12.45 Facilitated Networking - make new connections, consolidate existing relationships and share ideas and actions from the day Rosalind Franklin Room

An illustration created within one of the workshops. 

Contact information

See the eventbrite for more information and to register - https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/bristolbrexit-a-city-responds-to-brexit-tickets-33271861032

For other enquiries about #BristolBrexit – a city responds to Brexit

Contact: bristol-brexit-project@bristol.ac.uk 

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