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 pieces in the national media or on this website. You can view a full list of over 100 opinion pieces on the website, listed by date.
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Latest H&P opinion pieces
Despite over 50 years of campaigning for improvements to NHS maternity services, media reports suggest that they are struggling to cope with demand, while new campaign groups call for women's choices and human rights in childbirth to be respected. Angela Davis of Warwick University puts these concerns in historical perspective, arguing that women's calls for both choice and safety need not be in conflict.
Published: 23 May 2013
Like that of Margaret Thatcher, assessments of Sir Robert Peel's legacy have blown with the prevailing political wind. Charles Read explores what the many interpretations and reinterpretations of Peel's legacy, tell us about how Thatcher may come to be viewed by historians.
Published: 20 May 2013
On the eve of the third anniversary of the current Coalition Government, Ian Cawood, of Newman University, assesses the performance, politics and popularity of the six previous coalition governments in the last 120 years - and the implications for relations between the parties in coalition today.
Published: 10 May 2013