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

Green Brexit: a historical perspective

Mitya Pearson notes the government's plans for a "Green Brexit" and outlines the history of environmental governance in the UK - successful and unsuccessful.

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After the Windrush scandal: are other groups a target?

Mike Slaven and Christina Boswell trace the Windrush scandal to institutionalised "symbolic policy-making" at the Home Office and point up the implications for EU citizens in the UK post-Brexit.

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Guardian article: H&P Deputy Director on the male, white voices in public history

Laura King looks at the wider context of the recent all-male, all-white "applied history" conference in Stanford.

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

How can history - even ancient history - inform modern campaigning? Iranian-American democracy campaigner Mariam Memarsadeghi and Egyptologist Alex Loktionov discuss approaches.

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Reforming the Civil Service: the Next Steps report, 30 years on

Council Room, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
18:15 pm - 19:45 pm

Thirty years on from a landmark report concerned with civil service reform, co-author Kate Jenkins discusses its legacy and significance with former civil servant Sir Richard Mottram and contemporary historian Dr

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Citizen Beta: a Short Long History of Civic Tech

Newspeak House, 133 Bethnal Green Rd, London E2 7DG
19:00 pm - 23:00 pm
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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

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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