Policy Papers


Flexible employment and casual labour: a historical perspective on labour market policy

Ahead of this summer's expected Taylor Report on employment practices in the modern economy, Noel Whiteside examines the long history of flexible employment and casual labour, and the various nineteenth- and...

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The internet and democracy: an historical perspective

Andrew Blick places the history of the internet in the context of other histories of disruptive technologies and looks at the lessons for policy makers.

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Lessons from the Grenfell Tower disaster: the historic failures of the state in fire safety

The role of the state in fire safety is not a settled matter - Shane Ewen shows how improved fire safety has tended to follow a preventable disaster in the past, so the lessons for policy makers, following a recent...

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The Blitz can show us how to respond to a tragedy

Henry Irving shows that government was willing to learn lessons in 1940 about its own unprepared response to destruction and homelessness - can the government of today learn the same lessons when responding...

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H&P’s director discusses the election result

History & Policy’s director Dr Andrew Blick (King’s College London), an expert in constitutional history, comments on the result of the snap election and the talks between the Conservatives...

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H&P’s director on the snap election

History & Policy’s director Dr Andrew Blick (King’s College London), an expert in constitutional history, on the implications of the snap election for the Fixed-term Parliaments Act 2011.

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The Governance of Health 2017 Conference

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Liverpool Medical Institution, 114 Mount Pleasant, Liverpool L3 5SR
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The Wellcome Trust-funded Governance of Health research project investigates the role of different experts – medical professionals, economists and management consultants – in British health policy-making

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Skills Shortage in Construction: building the future post-Brexit

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Wellcome Collection, 183 Euston Road, London NW1 2BE
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The Skills Shortage in Construction conference will seek to place the current situation in its historical context, taking into account the way in which the industry has been organised since the second world war, the

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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


With long-established offices in King's College London and the University of Cambridge, H&P is an expanding Partnership currently supported by 6 Higher Education Institutes: King’s College London, University of Bristol, University of Cambridge, The University of Edinburgh, University of Leeds, 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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