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In March & April 2016, H&P ran a two day training course – Policy Engagement Training in History & the Social Sciences - aimed towards PhD students, Early Career Researchers and academics to learn how the policy-making process works, and how to engage with policy makers and shapers.

Delegates from KCL were offered free-of-charge spaces, but there were opportunities for non-KCL cohorts to apply for an AHRC bursary or purchase places.

April 25th 2016

Download the day’s slide presentation here.

Chair: Prof.  Pamela Cox, Department of Sociology, University of Essex

Session 1: Media – Gaining Impact

Speakers:

  • Bernard Muscat, Senior Social Media Officer, Macmillan Cancer Support
  • Hannah Pluthero, Press Officer, Kings College London

Session 2: Case Studies – Engaging with Select Committees

  • Dr Andrew Blick, Lecturer in Politics & Contemporary History, ICBH, King’s College London
  • Jessica Mulley, Deputy Principal Clerk, Scrutiny Unit, House of Commons
  • Chris Skidmore MP, Conservative Member of Parliament for Kingswood & Chair of the APPG for History & Archives

For a taste of the course, listen to the recorded sessions:

Session 3: Policy Simulation – Select Committee Hearing

Moderators:

  • Billy Davis, Public Affairs Manager, History & Policy
  • Jessica Mulley, Clerk at House of Commons

March 22nd 2016

Download the day’s slide presentation here.

Chair: Paul Lay, Editor, History Today

Session 1: Scenario Case Study: War & Terrorism: Managing Fear

Speakers:

  • Sir John Chilcot
  • Secunder Kermani, Journalist, BBC Newsnight
  • Prof. Edgar Jones,  Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London

Session 2: Case Studies of Engagement

Speakers:

  • Dr Catherine Haddon, Resident Historian, Institute for Government
  • Dr Andrew Blick, Lecturer in Politics & Contemporary History, ICBH, King’s College London
  • Dr Lucy Delap, University Lecturer in History and Fellow of Murray Edwards College, Cambridge

For a taste of the course, listen to the recorded sessions:

Session 3: An introduction to Action Planning

Speakers:

  • Dr Andrew Blick, Director, History & Policy
  • Dr Lucy Delap, Deputy Director, History & Policy
  • Billy Davis, Public Affairs Manager, History & Policy

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