Policy Papers


Brexit trades and tariffs: challenges and opportunities for agriculture

John Martin and James Bowen look at the history of British agriculture for possible templates for the future - particularly from previous periods of exposure to free trade.

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Why red tape saves lives: the fire service, tombstone legislation and deregulating safety in Britain

Shane Ewen shows how great improvements in public fire safety are at risk in an age where successive governments are on a mission to cut "red tape" - the result is Grenfell. Will we see a return to the reactive "tombstone legislation" of the 1950s to 1970s?

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Opinion Articles


Why did only some women get the vote in 1918, and what happened next?

Pat Thane on the decade of campaigning between the two Representation of the People Acts (1918 and 1928) which finally gave the vote to all adult women.

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Restrictions on British colonial migrants in an era of free movement: the case of Cyprus

Evan Smith and Andrekos Varnava trace the roots of today's "hostile environment" to Britain's treatment of Cypriots between the wars - British citizens targeted with access controls a generation before Windrush.

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Lessons from history: contextualising historical child sexual abuse and safeguarding

H&P historians collaborate with Farrer & Co in afternoon of talks on child safeguarding

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BBC Radio 4: National Health Stories

Sally Sheard on the personalities, innovations and stories that have shaped the NHS

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No. 10 Guest Historian Series


H&P is working in partnership with the Prime Minister's Office and the National Archives to help revitalise the history content of the new History of Government Blog website.

H&P commissions and edits the No. 10 Guest Historian series, written by expert historians from the H&P network, as well as creating lively new biographies of previous Prime Ministers.

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H&P is an expanding Partnership based at King's College London and the University of Cambridge, and additionally supported by the University of Bristol, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leeds, the Open University, and the University of Sheffield.

We are the only project in the UK providing access to an international network of more than 500 historians with a broad range of expertise. H&P offers a range of resources for historians, policy makers and journalists.

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