Julia’s #postcard from Amsterdam

Julia's bike on moving day - getting around Amsterdam

We asked #britsinEurope to send us a postcard from where they live that captures what the place they live means to them. Julia in Rotterdam sent us this great photo! I wanted so much to share an elegant picture, but this is what it means to me to live in Amsterdam:  Being practical (and being on … Continue reading Julia’s #postcard from Amsterdam

Russell’s #postcard from Oldenburg

Church of St Lamberti

We asked #britsinEurope to send us a postcard from where they live that captures what the place they live means to them. Russell sent us a photo of St Lamberti Church in Oldenburg, the seat of the local Lutheran bishop. As he explains, the church is older than its brickwork suggests: it was built between 1155 and … Continue reading Russell’s #postcard from Oldenburg

Disappointed, but confident – #britsinBerlin after Brexit

In the first of our guest blogs, Melanie Neumann, a PhD candidate in the Centre for British Studies, Humboldt reports from her research with Brits living in Berlin and their complex attitudes towards Brexit, feeling British and their futures in Germany.  A fortnight before the referendum I had a sense of inner calm, because I … Continue reading Disappointed, but confident – #britsinBerlin after Brexit

Talking about Brexit Brits Abroad on the Brexit podcast

Last week, Michaela met with Tim and Jen from the Brexit podcast to record the latest podcast in their series. Listen here to find out more about Britons living in the EU27 and the impact of Brexit, as well as the first themes emerging from her recent interviews with Britons living in the Lot. https://audioboom.com/posts/6133898-ep-89-michaela-benson-on-what-brits-abroad-think-of-brexit  

Other research on the British in Europe and Brexit

One of the things we want to do through the research is to collate--for the record--a list of research that is ongoing on the impacts of Brexit on Britons living and working in Europe. With this in mind, we invite other academics working on this topic to get in touch with us about what they … Continue reading Other research on the British in Europe and Brexit

Brexit, a year on: reflections on the British in Europe

To mark a year since the EU referendum, the UK in a Changing Europe and the Political Studies Association have launched a report considering what we know so far. Michaela Benson, the project lead for BrExpats contributed the following reflections about Brexit and the British in Europe, highlighting diversity of this population and how Brexit is likely to translate … Continue reading Brexit, a year on: reflections on the British in Europe