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Business historians needed

Courtesy of Friends of the Earth
PHOTO: Courtesy of Friends of the Earth

FoE is exploring how business has changed over the last century as part of its campaign planning for the future.  To understand the changes needed to encourage environmental sustainability in business, the NGO is seeking historians' expertise.

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Lord Kinnock interview now live

Lord Kinnock in conversation with former BBC journalist Nick Jones
PHOTO: Lord Kinnock in conversation with former BBC journalist Nick Jones

Lord Kinnock talked about the 1984 miners' strike with former BBC journalist Nick Jones during H&P's Trade Union Forum Conference, The Miners' Strike, 30 Years On. This exclusive podcast with revealing insights is now available.

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Historians provide evidence to Jimmy Savile investigations

As part of the NHS and Department of Health investigations into matters relating to Jimmy Savile, H&P historians gave historical evidence at a special forum at King's College London in May 2013. 

Independent overseer, Kate Lampard commissioned H&P to provide insight into the culture and issues that formed the background to Jimmy Savile's life and his activities on NHS premises.

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‘Paradogs’ over Normandy

Members of 13 Parachute Battalion relax with a Para dog 1945. Copyright Airborne Assault Duxford
PHOTO: Members of 13 Parachute Battalion relax with a Para dog 1945. Copyright Airborne Assault Duxford

On the 70th anniversary of D Day, Kim Brice of King's College London reflects on the history of 'paradogs' in the Second World War and the vital role played by military working dogs in the British Armed Forces. Read the History of Government Blog  

Listen to Kim's podcast 'The D Day Paradogs' for King's College London

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Calling all H&P historians with dramatic discoveries

If you have discovered a hidden or hitherto unknown document or recording that throws significant new light on historical understanding then you may have the makings of a BBC radio programme!

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The Chancellor and historians reflect on 1914 financial crisis

Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne and Professor Richard Roberts
PHOTO: Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne (left) and Professor Richard Roberts (right)

Professor Richard Roberts spoke about 'The Great Financial Crisis of 1914 - Then and Now' to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, George Osborne, the Permanent Secretary to the Treasury, Sir Nicholas Macpherson, and guests on 20 May 2014.

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H&P media workshop for historians

Historians from across the UK joined with BBC journalists, independent documentary makers and social media professionals to discuss the challenges and opportunities of getting history into the headlines - well, at least in print and on air! Among the speakers - Broadcasting House presenter Paddy O'Connell, Newsnight's Laura Kuenssberg, Puffles the Dragon Fairy Whitehall watcher and Antony Carpen, plus historians Dr Caroline Dodds Pennock, Professor Helen Weinstein and Paul Lay, History Today Editor. 

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Trade unions in the global south conference

History & Policy's Trade Union Forum and the Trades Union Congress will host a one day conference on 13th June 2014 at Congress House, London 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.

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H&P historians in the Press

In BBC news online Professor Pat Thane, of King's College London, challenged the notion that until the 1960s a typical family comprised two parents and life-long marriage, with clear role models and caring concern for older relatives. Read the article: Traditional British family a myth, academic says

Dr Selina Todd, of Oxford University, spoke about working class identity on BBC Radio 4's Today programme [2.54 mins]. Dr Todd's book, The People - The Rise and Fall of the Working Class 1910-2010, is published on 10 April.

The 30th anniversary of the 1984 miners' strike sparked a BBC History Magazine interview with Professor Peter Ackers, of Loughborough University, and Dr Jim Moher, of King's College London, about role of the strike in industrial disputes.

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History & Policy Director Lucy Delap speaks at the 2014 Women of the World Festival

H&P Director Lucy Delap speaks at the 2014 Women of the World Festival
PHOTO: History & Policy Director Lucy Delap on the panel of the 2014 Women of the World Festival

History & Policy Director Lucy Delap spoke alongside Dr Helen Pankhurst of Care International, Sharmila Jansz of Wateraid, Alphonsine Kabagado of Womankind, and Kenyan campaigner Judy Kosgei at the 2014 Women of the World Festival held at London's South Bank Centre on March 8th.

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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.

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