Policy Papers


The real lessons of the Blitz for Covid-19

A roundtable of experts in the UK's emergency civil defence response during the Second World War explores lessons for the current crisis.

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The ‘rough sex’ defence: lessons from history

A recent high profile case highlights the controversial history of defences for murder, says Adrian Williamson

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Opinion Articles


On infection parties, herd immunity and other half-truths

The history of smallpox's eradication shows how risky attempts at creating immunity can be, says Anita Guerrini.

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Does Coronavirus spell the end for neoliberalism?

Adrian Williamson asks what the government's stimulus plan of March might mean for the future.

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Roundtable 25 March 2020 - Coronavirus and the real lessons of the Second World War

A group of historians of the Second World War meet online to discuss what today's government could learn about emergency response - edited highlights.

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H&P director writes in the Law Gazette on the Coronavirus Act 2020

The co-authored piece comments on the lack of safeguards in the new legislation, compared to the Civil Contingencies Act 2004.

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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, University of Liverpool, 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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