History & Policy works for better public policy through an understanding of history by connecting historians, policy makers and the media. We believe study of the past can offer important lessons for the 21st century.
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. These include policy papers and opinion pieces.
Trade unions in the global south conference, 13th June 2014, Congress House
History & Policy's Trade Union Forum and the Trades Union Congress will host a one day conference to explore the crucial role of trade unions in protests that have taken place across the global south. The conference will examine protests from the end of imperialism to the present day and the relationship between trade unions and the state. The conference is free and open to all, on a first come, first serve basis.
See the conference schedule here
To reserve a place please contact Gareth Curless: email@example.com
Visiting the Pope: the monarch's private visit
14 February 2014
It is a mistake to see Queen's visit to the Pope this April as just another overseas royal visit, says Dr Matthew Glencross, of the Institute of Contemporary British History at King's College London. In many ways the complex protocol make such visits tricky - as the history of British monarchs meeting the Pontiff reveals.
Read Matthew Glencross' opinion piece: Visiting the Pope: the monarch's private visit
The Miners' Strike, 30 Years On: 29 March 2014 public conference, King's College London
This public conference marks three decades since Margaret Thatcher sought to dismantle Britain's coal industry, evoking a passionate response from the miners and dramatically affected mining communities. Leading figures at the time, historians and legal scholars will reflect on the causes, course and enduring consequences of the strike for unions, the state and the law in Britain today. Organised by H&P's Trade Union Forum and the British Universities' Industrial Relations Association (BUIRA), the conference will be recorded.
Places cost £7 per person, including lunch and coffee, and must be booked in advance online. Please note booking will close on 17 March 2014.
See the conference schedule The Miners' Strike, 30 Years On