Policy Papers

Poverty in the Divided Kingdom

Professor Pat Thane reviews a century of trends in poverty and wealth inequality in the UK, and finds a situation disturbingly similar to that of the early twentieth century which first galvanised reformers like Booth and Rowntree. This paper marks the publication of her book Divided Kingdom: A History of Britain, 1900 to the Present (CUP 2018)

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Brexit trades and tariffs: challenges and opportunities for agriculture

John Martin and James Bowen look at the history of British agriculture for possible templates for the future - particularly from previous periods of exposure to free trade.

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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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Lessons from history: contextualising historical child sexual abuse and safeguarding

H&P historians collaborate with Farrer & Co in afternoon of talks on child safeguarding

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BBC Radio 4: National Health Stories

Sally Sheard on the personalities, innovations and stories that have shaped the NHS

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Democracy at Work: 150 years of the TUC

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Une sortie sans accord? The French view of Brexit

River Room, King's College London, Strand, London WC2R 2LS
18:30 pm - 19:30 pm

While much focus is rightly on activity in Brussels, individual EU nations have unique historically grounded perspectives on Brexit. Dr Sophie Loussouarn and the Rt Hon. Dominic Grieve QC MP on the perspective from

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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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