Policy Papers

Promoting democracy in an ancient state: the case of Egypt

In an exciting collaboration, a contemporary historian and an Egyptologist consider the prospects for democracy in one of the world's oldest continuous states in the light of its ancient past.

Read More

The Citizen’s Charter: towards consumer service in central government

Lorenzo Castellani traces the roots of the idea of the citizen as consumer of public services - an idea embraced by successive governments of different political stripes since John Major's Citizen's Charter in the early 1990s.

Read More

More Policy Papers

Opinion Articles

Brexit and the great British breakfast

James P. Bowen and John Martin identify the agricultural sector's challenges - seasonal fruit-pickers are the best publicised part of the problem, but the permanent workforce will be affected too.

Read More

Britain’s hundred-year housing crisis: a century of uneven spending

Peter Shapely shows how housing policy initiatives since 1919 have been sunk by the same problem of investment disappearing in lean periods, and suggests housing should be a basic constant spending priority alongside health.

Read More

More Opinion Articles


House of Lords’ Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

H&P's director Dr Andrew Blick has submitted evidence to the Committee commenting on artificial intelligence from a historical, constitutional and democratic perspective.

Read More

Partnership with the Open University

The OU joins our existing partners, the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Sheffield.

Read More

More News Stories

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

 Sign up to receive announcements on events, the latest research and more!.


The introduction of the NHS Internal Market

The University of Liverpool in London, 33 Finsbury Square, EC2A 1AG
13:30 pm - 17:00 pm

This witness seminar is part of the Wellcome Trust funded 'Governance of Health' project at the University of Liverpool and will investigate the introduction of the NHS internal market in 1991.

Book Tickets

Race, Female Suffrage, and Parliamentary Representation in the Global South

Palace of Westminster, London SW1A 2PW
10:15 am - 14:45 pm

This workshop in the Palace of Westminster will explore past and contemporary examples of women campaigning for and acquiring their political rights, especially women of colour and women in the global south. How can

Book Tickets

History & Policy by Numbers

Policy Papers

Opinion Articles




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.

Read More

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.

Read More