Policy Papers

Whistle-blowing in the National Health Service since the 1960s

Claire Hilton traces the similarities between problems in the NHS in the 1960s and those today, and suggests how effective whistle-blowing systems can drive change.

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Women in Parliament since 1945: have they changed the debate?

Luke Blaxill and Kaspar Beelen trace the existence of gendered topics in Parliamentary debate - and discover who speaks on them - using computerised textual analysis on speeches since 1945.

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The contentious history of pregnancy test drugs: will science find its own path to the truth?

Hormone Pregnancy Test (HPT) drugs are currently the subject of a government inquiry. Jesse Olszynko-Gryn suggest that consideration of the historical context is vital for a full understanding.

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Conservatives, Patriotism and State Intervention: An Edwardian Inheritance

N. C. Fleming argues that apparently contradictory Conservative positions on socio-economic uncertainty and "Hard Brexit", actually have their antecedents in attitudes within the party...

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The Old Poor Law and the Economic Rise of England

Researchers in the field of social protection are often confronted with the argument that social protection is a luxury that only rich nations can afford. But according to Simon Szreter, professor of history and...

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Autumn 2016 events programme announced

History & Policy announces the first of its autumn events to put policy makers and media in touch with historians.

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Brexit: past, present and future perspectives

Council Room, King's College London
14:00 pm - 18:00 pm

Senior historians and politicians will come together at King's College London in this half-day conference to debate the past and future of Europe.

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The Lloyd George papers at the Parliamentary Archives

Houses of Parliament, Westminster
12:30 pm - 13:30 pm

The Lloyd George papers at the Parliamentary Archives: a treasure trove for understanding the 20th century and beyond. A panel session involving historians who have used those papers of David Lloyd George which are

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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 a unique collaboration between the Institute of Contemporary British History at King's College London and the University of Cambridge.

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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