What is Cambridge for Europe?

Set up after the Referendum originally as Cambridge Stays, we are committed to keeping the Greater Cambridge area as closely connected to Europe as possible.

Campaigning

In Cambridge, London, and across the country, we participate in and organise rallies for the pro-EU cause, and support those of our friends elsewhere.

Events

We organise a range of informational, political, and social events, to help the people of Cambridge better understand the EU and the implications behind Brexit, as well as to strengthen the membership aspect of our movement.

Community

We are a cross-party and no-party organisation open to people of any age or demographic. We keep plugged in to the wider pro-EU world too, and have links to groups locally and nationally.

Covering town, gown, and the wider region, our Committee is elected at the annual AGM. That being said, we are always looking for new activists so do not hesitate to get involved!
Paul Browne

Paul Browne

Chair

Paul moved from Dublin to Cambridge 20 years ago, and works for the University of Cambridge. With a background in scientific research and communication, he is a passionate advocate of evidence based policy, and recognises the importance of international cooperation to addressing the many problems that our society and the world face at the start of the 21st century.

As an Irish citizen who has chosen to make his life in the UK, Paul is acutely aware of the danger that Brexit poses to peace in Northern Ireland, and how populist nationalism is dividing the people of Europe at a time when we need to work together for a better future.

Chris Powers

Chris Powers

Treasurer

Alongside serving as Treasurer of Cambridge Stays, Chris is part of the European Movement's National Executive and Vice-Chair of Federal Union.

When not fighting passionately for Europe, he is a fan of cycling, reading books, and struggling to learn languages.

Cahir O'Kane

Cahir O'Kane

Committee

Cahir is a scientist and academic at the University of Cambridge, using fruitflies (Drosophila) to study motor neuron function and diseases. When the UK joined the EU in 1973, his home and most others nearby (in Northern Ireland) had neither running water nor a phone. For this reason and many others, he believes passionately that the lowering of barriers through EU membership has benefited the UK enormously, and should continue to do so.

Carol Wright

Carol Wright

Committee

After spending much of her career outside the UK, and with friends in many EU member states, Carol is personally aware of the advantages of the UK remaining a member of the EU.

Two of Carol's grandchildren are Dutch. Freedom of movement enabled her sons and their friends to receive education and live in more than one EU member state including the UK. This improved their chances and choice of employment and gave them a deeper understanding of diverse cultures.

Living in an uncertain world with conflicts breaking out, feeding terrorism, the UK is much safer within a family of countries working together and exchanging vital information.

Mary Jennings

Mary Jennings

Committee

Mary graduated in Natural Sciences in Dublin and shortly afterwards moved to London to work in IT. 15 years later she moved to Cambridge, where she has lived for 20 years. As an Irish lesbian Mary knows how helpful and powerful the EU has been in enhancing the human rights for LGBT people, women and workers across the continent. These hard won rights are now in jeopardy.

Mary has campaigned for Remaining in the EU, going on marches, leafletting and attending meetings, and will continue to do so until Brexit is stopped and the toxic culture it has engendered has been dissipated.

Jacquie Mercer

Jacquie Mercer

Committee

Jacquie has lived, studied and worked in Cambridge for 40 years. As a technical author she has worked with many of Cambridge's high-tech firms, and appreciates the diversity of nationalities that collaborate to drive innovation.

After the EU referendum and general election, Jacquie sampled Labour Party politics in Yorkshire, and is a founder member of the Women's Equality Party. Disillusioned with Labour, she has let this membership lapse to concentrate on fighting Brexit and inequality. She is passionate about the UK remaining in the EU, and aghast at the thought that her children could have fewer opportunities to study, work and travel than she has/had.

Our Partners

Cambridge for Europe is part of a wide network of organisations dedicated to Europe the length and breadth of the UK - and beyond!
European Movement

European Movement

The European Movement is an independent, cross-party organisation committed to keeping the UK in the EU.

The 3 Million

The 3 Million

A group campaigning to preserve EU citizens rights in the UK and vice versa after Brexit.

Cambridge University European Society

Cambridge University European Society

(CUEUS)

The European Society of the University of Cambridge and local chapter of the Young European Movement.

Young European Movement

Young European Movement

(YEM UK)

The UK's oldest pro-EU youth group, founded in 1972 to bring Britain into the EEC. Our Treasurer is currently the President.

Federal Union

Federal Union

Estd. 1938 to promote federalism in Britain, Europe, and the world.

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