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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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History & Policy and Four Nations History Network to host event on UK Devolution

PHOTO: Four Nations History Network and History & Policy logos

Tickets now available for "Four Nations? Historical Perspectives on UK Devolution", King’s College London, 19 July 2016 (18:00 - 19:30)

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Have referendums in Britain always been honoured?

Dr Andrew Blick talks about the legal status of referendums and what has happened in previous cases.

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24 Jun

H&P Director to speak at IHR Event: “Connecting History, Policy and the Public”

PHOTO: "Connecting History, Policy & The Public" Symposium and Book Launch

Dr Alix Green, author of our recent Historians Book entry, will co-convene the event on 24th June. 

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How will Jo Cox’s killing impact UK referendum?

History and Policy's Director Andrew Blick talks to Max Foster in CNN newsroom
PHOTO: History and Policy's Director Andrew Blick talks to Max Foster in the CNN newsroom.

History and Policy's Director Andrew Blick talks to Max Foster in the CNN newsroom about how the killing of MP Jo Cox could reverberate through the campaign before next week's referendum.

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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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