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History & Policy Parenting Forum unveils new-look website.

History & Policy Parenting Forum
PHOTO: History & Policy Parenting Forum logo

H&P Parenting forum curators Laura King, Angela Davis, and Jenny Crane welcome the Parenting Forum's redesigned website.

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Overcoming ideological differences - Our latest case study

In our latest case study, we look at Alastair Reid, a labour historian and co-founder of the History & Policy Trade Union Forum. This case study looks at why Alastair Reid decided to set up the Forum, what he believes it has achieved, and how it has influenced his thinking on the relevance of history to current issues.

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History & Policy participates in BIS Policy week

PHOTO: Dr. Andrew Blick, Director of H&P (second left) talking at the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 'Policy Week'.

History & Policy recently took part in the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills 'Policy Week', as part of a session entitled 'Policy Making: Why Should We Care?', attended by a variety of departmental staff.

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History & Policy seminar discusses the role of women in Parliament

PHOTO: From left to right: Krista Cowman, Nan Sloane and Andrew Blick

History & Policy, in conjunction with Unlock Democracy, held an event in the House of Commons on the past and present experiences of women in Parliament.

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AHRC funded bursaries available for policy training workshops

H&P is delighted to announce the availability of five bursaries, available to academics at any UK Higher Education institution, to join our policy engagement workshops in 2016. 

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Policy Engagement Training in History and the Social Sciences

H&P will run a two day training course on 22nd March and 25th April 2016 for academics to learn how the policy-making process works, and how to engage with policy makers and shapers.

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The Oxford School of Industrial Relations conference

PHOTO: Jon Cruddas MP in discussion at the The Oxford School of Industrial Relations conference in Nuffield College, Oxford.

On Saturday 24 October 2015 around 70 Industrial Relations academics, Historians, Trade Unionists and Managers gathered for a day conference at Nuffield College, Oxford to reflect on 50 years of Industrial Relations academic research and public policy. 

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Role of women MPs in Parliament - Unlock Democracy and History & Policy Event

Unlock Democracy and History & Policy are jointly hosting an event on the role of women MPs in Parliament, taking place on Monday, December 14, 2015, 6:30pm  8:00pm. It is the first in a series that will bring together practitioners and historians to discuss democratic reform issues.

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History & Policy and Friends of the Earth Workshop

PHOTO: FoE campaigner Mike Childs (left) with workshop attendees.

On Nov 16th, a group of 25 or so campaigners and historians gathered to continue a discussion initiated at two prior workshops co-organised by History & Policy and Friends of the Earth.

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H&P briefs Home Office on lessons from history

Professor Richard Roberts, Director of the ICBH and Professor of Contemporary History, and Dr. Chris Williams, Senior Lecturer in History and the Open University, last week took part in a history workshop with senior Home Office officials, considering spending cuts in the Home Office from an historic perspective.

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House of Lords Committee publishes evidence from Dr. Andrew Blick

The House of Lords Select Committee on the Constitution has published written evidence submitted by Dr. Andrew Blick, Director of H&P.

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Marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta

H&P Director, Dr. Andrew Blick, of the Institute of Contemporary British History, King's College London, was a guest of the British Ambassador to Poland marking the 800th anniversary of Magna Carta.

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Historian case studies launched

Three new case studies highlight the benefits historians have gained from engaging with policy makers, at a time when academics are under increasing pressure to demonstrate the relevance and impact of their work. 

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Music education and the abuse of young people: historians and sociologists meet music policymakers

A collaboration between H&P historian Dr Lucy Delap (Cambridge University), sociologist Dr Anna Bull (King’s College London) and historical musicologist Dr Ian Pace (City University) led to an intensive workshop, held on Sept 15th 2015 at the Institute of Musical Research.

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‘Why Change Happens’: Report of the workshop

H&P and Friends of the Earth hosted a conference entitled ‘Why change happens: what we can learn from the past’, on 3 June 2015 at King’s College London, bringing together campaigners and historians. 

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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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