Seminars

H&P co-organises seminars and publishes briefings on issues of concern to policy makers. This has included regular seminars in Whitehall on history relevant to the Coalition Government's 'Big Society' agenda and with the Department for Education on policy for children, families and young people.


HM Treasury series 7: Great Budgets, 2017-18

This series explored some of the "great budgets" of the past, their political context (often more fraught or contingent than the reputation of the budgets might suggest), and their longer term consequences and resonances.

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Home Office series 2017

History & Policy continues its work with the Home Office to deliver policy-relevant seminars. H&P historians present their research to provide long-term perspectives on current policies and debates of interest to the Home Office. 

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HM Treasury series 6: treaty negotiations, 2017

This series explored some of the most significant and protracted treaty negotiations of the twentieth century, and particularly HM Treasury's role and approach.

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Home Office series 2016

History & Policy continues its work with the Home Office to deliver policy-relevant seminars. H&P historians present their research to provide long-term perspectives on current policies and debates of interest to the Home Office. 

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HM Treasury series 5: Innovation and productivity performance, 2016

This series explored the history of scientific and technological innovation and research in Britain, and its impact on economic growth. Dr Duncan Needham, Director of the Centre for Financial History at the University of Cambridge, convened the series in collaboration with Rachel King, Head of Budget Project Management and Presentation at HMT. 

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About Us


H&P is an expanding Partnership based at King's College London and the University of Cambridge, and additionally supported by the University of Bristol, the University of Edinburgh, the University of Leeds, the Open University, 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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