H&P encourages historians to use their expertise to shed light on issues of the day. The H&P office can help historians to publish Opinion Articles in the national media or on this website. We currently have 164 Opinion Articles listed by date and they are all freely searchable by theme, author or keyword.
In 1915 Britain was deemed too busy fighting to preserve the values enshrined in Magna Carta to celebrate its 700th anniversary. Paradoxically, argues Dr Andrew Blick, during the First World War Britain violated many of the principles associated with the landmark 1215 document. And that fragility remains today.
In response to criticism of humanitarian NGOs’ ‘political turn’, Dr Emily Baughan argues that charities such as Oxfam and Save the Children were founded by the left, not hijacked by it.
While past abuse scandals have galvanised public inquiries, Professor Sally Sheard shows that wider institutional barriers, and politics, can influence whether a minister drives through change.
Concern about child sex abuse, and attempts to prevent it, have a long history, argue Dr Adrian Bingham, Dr Lucy Delap, Dr Louise Jackson and Dr Louise Settle.
As the TV adaptation of Hilary Mantel’s Wolf Hall ends, Dr Richard Rex considers portrayals of Thomas Cromwell and Thomas More through the ages to reflect on historical fiction and history in an article co-published with openDemocracy.
The long history and impacts of devolution on all corners of the UK need to be understood, according to Maggie Scull and Naomi Lloyd-Jones, of King’s College London, on the eve of the inaugural conference of their Four Nations History Network, on 20 February at King's. This opinion piece is co-published with openDemocracy.
If inequality of wealth is a genuine political concern, there are fairer ways of addressing it than a 'mansion tax', argues Professor Martin Chick, in an opinion piece co-published with openDemocracy.
Alcohol policy is not determined only by national politics: local implementation plays a key role in its success or failure, as research by the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine reveals.
The cliché that 'children are the future' is true. They bear the burden of society's expectations and have been used to imagine and promote adults' ideas of the future. What are the consequences for children today?
The 50th anniversary of Winston Churchill’s death and funeral has put him in the news again. This mass of coverage reminds us that before he made history, Churchill made news, writes Professor Richard Toye, of Exeter University, who explores his journalism in an age when the media was undergoing a revolution.
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