The debate surrounding Britain’s vote to leave the European Union exposed, among other things, a suspicion of ‘experts.’ How did intellectuals become alienated figures? And how might citizens and academics come together in order to better understand the attitudes and experiences of the other? English lecturer Simon Grimble reflects on why despite being in the position of an ‘intellectual’ he failed to engage with the democratic process and discussion.
This podcast formed part of the discussion at a symposium on the topic of Brexit. A series of comment pieces and poems from the symposium is available to read.