Published: 25 February 2016

Vice-Chancellor to take part in Liverpool EU Debate

Janet Beer

Vice-Chancellor, Professor Janet Beer, is to take part in an EU debate hosted by the University’s Heseltine Institute and membership organisation Professional Liverpool.

University students and staff are invited to the event: ‘EU debate: Should we stay or should we go?’  which takes place at the Leggate Theatre, in the Victoria Gallery and Museum on Tuesday, 1 March, 5.30pm – 7.30pm.

The debate will be chaired by multi award-winning broadcaster and producer Rob McLoughlin.

Should we stay or should we go?

As member of the national ‘in’ campaign board: Britain Stronger in Europe, the Vice-Chancellor will be proposing the motion to stay in the EU.

Entrepreneurial businessman Alan Halsall will be opposing the motion to stay in the EU. Alan, who originally trained as a lawyer, brought Silver Cross Prams out of receivership in 2002 and sold it to a Chinese conglomerate in 2015.

As well as other business interests which he retains, Alan is on the main board of ‘Vote Leave’ and is joint chairman of ‘Business for Britain’.

Attending the event

The event, which is designed to educate and prompt discussion, will begin with networking and refreshments.

Those wishing to attend should contact Alex Clark by email at:  or call 0151 224 1855.

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