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

Since 2002, History & Policy has built excellent relationships with British government departments, policy makers and third-sector bodies, and developed considerable expertise in achieving public policy access and impact. We have worked with over 500 historians covering most of the UK’s higher education institutions, with affiliations ranging across formal History departments, and cognate disciplines such as War Studies, International Relations, Criminology, Health and Education. During the last Research Excellence Framework round H&P formed part of the impact environment statement for both Kings College London and Cambridge University’s history department submissions; its members provided impact cases studies for their departments.

Our new partnership initiative was conceived as a means of developing more targeted ways of feeding this expertise back into the profession, and focusing our activities on working with specific institutions more closely, to our mutual benefit.

We are delighted to be able to announce our first four prestigious partner institutions, and look forward to extending our network of partners.

For more information about becoming a partner institution, please contact Prof. Simon Szreter, Professor in History and Public Policy in the History Faculty, University of Cambridge.

About Us


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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