What is Cambridge Stays?

Set up after the Referendum, 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.

Clair Castle

Clair Castle

Committee

Clair has lived and worked in Cambridge for almost 20 years. She loves Europe and learning languages, and studied Information & Library Studies and German (Joint Honours) at Loughborough University. She really enjoyed continuing to learn the language, as well as about the culture and history of Germany, alongside Modern European Studies students. She also completed a work placement in Karlsruhe, Baden-Württemberg. Many of her friends, colleagues, and close family are EU Nationals and she is very concerned about their status post-Brexit. This is the main reason why she joined Cambridge Stays: to stand up for their rights.

Martin Smith

Martin Smith

Committee

Martin is from Cambridge and works as a web & software developer for a UK-wide retail company here.

He studied Internet Technology at Staffordshire University but returned to Cambridge post-studies and has lived and worked in here for the past ten years. Martin is concerned about all aspects of Brexit but is particularly worried about the economic effects and damage to the UK's long-term prosperity and employment market.

He was not politically active before the Referendum campaign which he found deeply troubling and felt compelled to get involved in a more active way once the result became known.

Carol Wright

Carol Wright

Committee

After spending much of her career outside the UK, and with friends in many EU member states, Carol knows the advantages of the UK remaining a member of the EU though many are still unaware.

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.

Martin Cahn

Martin Cahn

Committee

Boris Groisman

Committee
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.

Chris Powers

Chris Powers

Treasurer

Alongside serving as Treasurer of Cambridge Stays, Chris is the President of the Young European Movement UK.

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

Mary Jennings

Mary Jennings

Committee
Iris Hunter

Iris Hunter

Committee

Our Partners

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

Britain for Europe

Established after the Referendum to fight to keep Britain in Europe, Cambridge Stays is an affiliated branch.

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.

The 3 Million

The 3 Million

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

European Movement United Kingdom

European Movement United Kingdom

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

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