14 November 2016 — 20 November 2016
Blackwell Hall, Weston Library (Map)
+44 (0)1865 277092
The story of Britain's own entry into the European Community has been largely forgotten and few remember that it took three attempts. Entry into Europe was fundamentally to alter the course of post-war British history and following the Brexit vote in June this year the discussion around Britain's efforts to enter Europe are once again relevant.
This small display is part of a programme of events to mark UK Parliament Week, 14–20 November 2016. It contains items related to Britain's applications for membership of the EEC made by three successive British governments spanning three decades.
Image credit: Edward Heath signing the accession treaty
PUB 123/1 [Conservative Monthly News, Oct 1972]
Image courtesy of Conservative Party Archive Trustees
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
Admission freeDisplays; Free events