SNS Paris: Discussion on Brexit and the British ruling elite

Tis 1 oktober 2019
Tid och plats

Tisdag 1 oktober 2019, 18:30–20:30
Cercle Suédois, 242, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France

We are pleased to welcome Simon Kuper who is one of the world’s leading columnists on urban culture, globalization, and soccer. The meeting is a collaboration between SNS, La Chambre de Commerce Suédoise en France, CCSF, and Cercle Suédois.

Award-winning Simon Kuper writes for the Financial Times on a wide variety of topics, from observations on city life to global politics and demographics. His articles are peppered with humour and insightful anthropological observations. Simon at present lives in Paris.

Simon Kuper has covered and analysed the Brexit process and examined the cultural roots of the British elite. He will talk about how Oxford university shaped Brexit — and Britain’s government.

In July this year Simon wrote in a column in the Financial times:
”When I arrived in Oxford aged 18 in October 1988, it was still a very British and quite amateurish university, shot through with dilettantism, sexual harassment, and sherry. Gove, Hunt and the much less political David Cameron had graduated that summer, and Johnson in 1987, but from my messy desk at the student newspaper Cherwell I covered a new generation of wannabe politicians. You couldn’t miss Jacob Rees-Mogg, seemingly the only undergraduate who always wore a suit, or the early Europhobe Dan Hannan. Both became ideological fathers of Brexit. I’m still covering them today”

The seminar will be held in English.


Simon Kuper, journalist, Financial Times

Time and venue

Tuesday 1 October 2019, 6:30pm–8:30pm. (Att. new time!), at Cercle Suédois, 242, rue de Rivoli, 75001 Paris, France. This time we start with a lecture and end with a mingle.

Registration and fee

To register, contact: The meeting is free of charge for SNS and CCSF members. It costs 20 euros for non-members. The cost for students and ”Young Professionals” is 10 euros. Here you pay your membership fee for 2019.

Warmly welcome!