The North of England has played a central role in debates about the causes and consequences of the Brexit referendum, especially in the widespread perception of a divided Britain. Northern Exposure: Race, Nation and Disaffection in “Ordinary” Towns and Cities after Brexit, is a major social science project which will examine the implications of Brexit on race relations, new migrations and Northerners’ sense of place and belonging.
The Northern Exposure project is part of ESRC's 'Governance after Brexit' programme, which is working closely with the UK in a Changing Europe initiative to maximise the wider impact of long term research on Brexit. You can learn more about the project here.
Watch the first of our special policy debates featuring key stakeholders from the Northern Exposure project, that presents findings and discusses the impact of our work on issues concerning changing populations and local governance.
Watch the second of our special policy debates featuring key stakeholders from the Northern Exposure project, that discusses tensions and developments regarding race, disaffection and community relations in the North.
This is a three minute taster of the film documentary by independent film maker Lucy Kaye that was made along with our Northern Exposure research project. The film will be released and shown at film festivals and publicly.
This introductory article to our project presents findings drawing upon a period of co-productive and ethnographic work with local authority stakeholders, voluntary sector practitioners and community actors in two of our main urban locations in the English North: Halifax and Wakefield.
Download here our report on Class, Race and Inequality in Northern Towns (Northern Exposure/Runnymede). Please find links to other publications and output under 'Project publications' on our RESOURCES page.
Watch our seminar series on post-Brexit politics in the North, including talks and discussion with leading authors and commentators
Northern Exposure collaborated with the Runnymede Foundation and leading scholars and activists on race and multiculturalism in the UK, in a special online discussion on the 20+1 year anniversary of the landmark report of the Commission on the Future of Multi-Ethnic Britain (2000). With Bhikhu Parekh, Simon Woolley, Halima Begum, Varun Oberoi and Tariq Modood.