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.
History & Policy announces the first of its autumn events to put policy makers and media in touch with historians.
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.
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.
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.
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.
How likely is it that Theresa May will call an election this year? Dr Andrew Blick talks to Vice.
Read Dr Andrew Blick's paper for the Constitution Society co-authored with Richard Gordon QC
Tickets now available for "Four Nations? Historical Perspectives on UK Devolution", King’s College London, 19 July 2016 (18:00 - 19:30)
Dr Andrew Blick talks about the legal status of referendums and what has happened in previous cases.
Dr Alix Green, author of our recent Historians Book entry, will co-convene the event on 24th June.
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.
History & Policy Parenting Forum launches a new look for their website.
Following H&P's collaboration with Friends of the Earth organised around the Big Ideas Change the World programme, H&P Deputy Director Lucy Delap will debate the history of campaigning with participants at Friends of the Earth's Basecamp 2016 in Castleton.
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