Policy Papers

Escaping the Thucydides Trap in political commentary

Thucydides is often confidently invoked as a source of timeless political principles – in reality, his narrative explores the complex, unpredictable nature of events, and the power of rhetoric

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‘The last milestone’ on the journey to full adult suffrage? 50 years of debates about the voting age

Adrian Bingham reflects on the potential impacts of granting 'Votes at 16' on the British uncertain political landscape: do sixteen year-olds have the democratic capacity (or inclination) to make informed decisions, or is this part of a wider debate about the definition of citizenship in Britain?

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‘Incentivising an ethical economics’. Winning Entry for the IPPR Economics Prize 2019

Read more about H&P co-founder Prof Simon Szreter's team's prize-winning plan for a step change in the UK's economic growth

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Repatriating histories: a call for global policies on the return of human remains

Human remains were unlawfully gathered from across the world in the age of colonialism - Jeremiah J Garsha argues that museums now need to adopt policies to assist Indigenous attempts to bring their people home.

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Director of History & Policy appears on French national television

History & Policy Director Dr Andrew Blick, recenly gave an interview to the French national television channel France 2 on the Queen and Brexit.

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Brexit and workers’ rights

Keating Chambers, 15 Essex St, Temple, London WC2R 3AA
18:30 pm - 20:30 pm

What has the UK's membership of the EU entailed for workers’ rights? And how might the UK achieve dynamic alignment of these rights after Brexit?

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The Internet: past and present

Anatomy Museum, King's College London, 6th floor, King's Building, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
18:15 pm - 19:30 pm

This panel event marks the 50th anniversary of the first message being sent over the ARPANET, the forerunner to the Internet. A panel of historians and contemporary policy experts will place the rise of the Internet in historical context, addressing the question: what does the past of the Internet tell us about its present and possible futures?

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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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