Policy Papers

Promoting democracy in an ancient state: the case of Egypt

In an exciting collaboration, a contemporary historian and an Egyptologist consider the prospects for democracy in one of the world's oldest continuous states in the light of its ancient past.

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The Citizen’s Charter: towards consumer service in central government

Lorenzo Castellani traces the roots of the idea of the citizen as consumer of public services - an idea embraced by successive governments of different political stripes since John Major's Citizen's Charter in the early 1990s.

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Opinion Articles

100 years of suffrage

Lucy Delap and Ben Griffin reflect on the "stepping stone" nature of the 1918 Act, which came into force 100 years ago today and extended the franchise to some women.

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Wars on waste, then and now

Henry Irving finds a precedent for today's proposed measures against plastic waste in Second World War recycling and salvage - but will the public respond today with the same willingness?

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H&P historians win RHS Public History Prize

Three historians have won the Royal Historical Society Public History Prize 2018 for their collaborative work on historic child sexual abuse, a project supported by History & Policy.

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Professor Richard Roberts

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death just before Christmas of our colleague, Professor Richard Roberts, Professor of Contemporary History in the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London.

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Promoting democracy: past and present lessons for Iran, Egypt and beyond

Room 1.03, Bush House (North East Wing), 30 Aldwych, London WC2B 4BG
16:00 pm - 18:00 pm

How understanding the past can impact on democracy advocacy today.

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Reforming the Civil Service: The Next Steps report, three decades on

Anatomy Museum, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
18:00 pm - 19:30 pm

Thirty years on from a landmark report concerned with civil service reform, co-author Kate Jenkins discusses its legacy and significance with contemporary historian Professor Hugh Pemberton.

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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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About Us

With long-established offices in King's College London and the University of Cambridge, H&P is an expanding Partnership currently supported by 6 Higher Education Institutes: King’s College London, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, The University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, 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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