Perspectives: After Brexit: What Next?

Fri 10 July 2020

Perspectives: After Brexit: What Next?

It is with great regret that for the first time in forty years we must cancel the Buxton International Festival in July 2020. This is an enormous disappointment but the health and well-being of our audience, our volunteers, the BIF team and all the artists involved is of primary concern. By taking this difficult decision now we are safeguarding the Festival for the Future. Read our full statement here.

Please save the dates for next year’s Festival taking place 2 – 18 July 2021.


Britain’s protracted and messy departure from the EU has created much uncertainty about our future and relationship with Europe. But with 2020 set to be the year that we “Get Brexit done”, what happens next? From managing our divorce bill and negotiating new trade deals, to healing divided communities and settling constitutional dramas, we ask leading experts Vernon Bogdanor, Isabel Hardman and David Reynolds to examine the current situation and future challenges.

Professor Vernon Bogdanor FBA Research Professor, Institute of Contemporary British History, King’s College London

Isabel Hardman Assistant Editor, The Spectator

Chair: Professor David Reynolds FBA Emeritus Professor of International History and a Fellow