UK Parliament Week 2016: Joining Europe

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

Opening times:
Monday to Friday 8.30am-5pm
Saturday 9am-5pm
Sunday 11am-5pm


Admission free

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