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H&P historians launch new book offering a fresh perspective on British labour history

Professor Peter Ackers and Dr Alastair Reid with their new book; Alternatives to State-Socialism in Britain.
PHOTO: Professor Peter Ackers and Dr Alastair Reid with their new book; Alternatives to State-Socialism in Britain.

Professor Peter Ackers and Dr Alastair Reid introduced their edited collection of essays challenging traditional narratives of twentieth century British labour history at a sold-out event last night at King’s College London.

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10 Dec

Workers in the Boardroom: worker directors and lessons from history

The Trade Union Forum convenes a discussion to explore exactly what Theresa May meant when she called for more worker directors.

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History shows that cutting welfare to protect the economy is misguided

H&P Editorial Director and co-founder Professor Simon Szreter co-authors paper in The Lancet highlighting the early modern social security system in England as a stimulus to economic growth

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01 Dec

History and the Internet

A half-day conference to explore historical contexts that enhance understanding of the Internet as a technological and social phenomenon.

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H&P director advises Welsh Government on Article 50 case

History & Policy's director Dr Andrew Blick will advise on the historical and constitutional context as the Welsh Government seeks representation in the appeal before the Supreme Court.

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14 Nov

The Lloyd George papers at the Parliamentary Archives

A treasure trove for understanding the 20th century and beyond. Panel discussion at the Houses of Parliament involving historians who have used those papers of David Lloyd George which are kept at the Parliamentary Archives.

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02 Nov

Brexit: Past, Present and Future Perspectives

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History & Policy welcome a host of distinguished speakers and experts for a half-day conference aiming to set Brexit in historical perspective.

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The Old Poor Law and the Economic Rise of England

Researchers in the field of social protection are often confronted with the argument that social protection is a luxury that only rich nations can afford. But according to Simon Szreter, professor of history and public policy at the University of Cambridge, social security played a social security played a key role in driving the world's first case of economic development - the economic rise of England from 1600-1800.

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Autumn 2016 events programme announced

History & Policy announces the first of its autumn events to put policy makers and media in touch with historians.

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History & Policy announces partnership with four universities

History & Policy partnership with the universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Sheffield
PHOTO: History & Policy partnership with the universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Sheffield

We are delighted to announce that from 2017, the universities of Sheffield, Edinburgh, Bristol and Leeds will take up three-year partnerships with History & Policy. We look forward to developing close ties with the numerous internationally recognized historians based at these institutions, and together generating a wealth of ideas for events, papers and projects which aim to put professional history at the heart of policy-making.

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How Europe Won Over The British Left

H&P's Trade Union Forum chair John Edmonds spoke to Claire Bowes for BBC Witness about early Euroscepticism on the left and the impact of EC President Jacques Delors' speech to the Trade Union Congress in September 1988. 

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03 Sep

History & Policy Trade Union Forum event: The Future of Trade Unions

PHOTO: The Future of Trade Unions

Dave Ward (CWU), Prof. Alastair Reid (University of Cambridge) & Siobhan Endan (Unite the Union) will explore Trade Union's evolving relationship with Government, and where trade unionism will go from here. Saturday 3rd September 2016, 11:00 – 13:00 UNITE headquarters, Theobald’s Road, Holborn, London.

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25 Aug

Brexit and food prices: the legacy of the Hungry Forties

PHOTO: A Global Economics and History Forum event kindly sponsored by the Economic History Society

A Global Economics and History Forum event

Plenty of attention is being paid to the political and constitutional effects of Brexit, but what will its economic impact be on life’s most basic commodities? Debating these questions will be five historians and policy makers with combined expertise covering the period since the 1840s, the “Hungry Forties,” which live in political memory as the UK’s last serious sustained period of food poverty: Professor Jim Tomlinson (Glasgow), Professor Anthony Howe (East Anglia), Dr Sarah Richardson (Warwick), Lindsday Aqui (Queen Mary), Geoff Tansey (Curator, Food Systems Academy; Chair, Fabian Commission on Food and Poverty).

Places are limited and RSVP is essential. Please book your place here.

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Will there be a snap General Election?

How likely is it that Theresa May will call an election this year? Dr Andrew Blick talks to Vice.

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History & Policy’s director co-authors paper on the constitution and Brexit

Read Dr Andrew Blick's paper for the Constitution Society co-authored with Richard Gordon QC

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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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