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‘No promotion of homosexuality’: Section 28 and the No Outsiders protests

George Severs shows that since Section 28 of the Local Government Act 1988 was repealed there has been little guidance from government on how to implement LGBT-inclusive education. It would be easier to resolve the current controversy, centring on the LGBT education programme in Birmingham schools, if the Department for Education issued new guidelines. 

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Maternity care reform in English prisons: a century of unanswered concerns

Historically the prison system was designed with male prisoners in mind. A landmark enquiry in 1919 laid down the first recommendations for addressing the needs of pregnant women in prison. A century on, the basic requirement that all babies and pregnant women should receive consistent high quality care remains unmet in many ways.

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Brexit and the mythologies of nationalism: a warning for Wales

Richard Marsden explores the historical distinctions between nationalist movements in Scotland, Ireland and Wales - and what this means for the UK after Brexit.

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Mines: the original “autonomous weapons” and the failure of early 20th century arms control

Combat drones are a contentious topic, but these are not the first "autonomous weapon" in history. Richard Dunley on the early twentieth century precedent of mines, and the lessons for those seeking arms control today.

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H&P Director Dr Andrew Blick - BBC 5 Live

H&P director Andrew Blick appeared on BBC 5 Live Breakfast at 6.35am this morning to give his analysis on the Brexit negotiations and Labour's shift in position.

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Dr Andrew Blick - Phoenix TV

Dr. Andrew Blick appeared on the Chinese television channel Phoenix TV to give an interview on Brexit and the independent group.

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In Place of Strife (1969): Trade Union legal rights & responsibilities revisited

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Modern Records Centre, Warwick University
11:00 am - 16:00 pm

The conflict between the Harold Wilson Labour Government & the trade unions over Barbara Castle's 1969 White Paper ‘In Place of Strife’ was one of the pivotal moments of post-war British Industrial Relations. In response to Peter Dorey’s new book on In Place of Strife, this seminar has two parts. In the morning there is a historical reassessment of the political episode. In the afternoon, we consider the implications for current Labour Party policy on trade unions.

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The Open University is running a series of short online public lectures in 2019 focussed on the ways that our view of the past and the present interact.

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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, 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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