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.
History & Policy is working 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.
This series at HMT considered the history of long-term policy issues with significant fiscal and economic implications, including the nuclear deterrent, ageing, energy and transport, as well as considering the policy-making process in the Treasury itself.
H&P collaborated with Her Majesty's Treasury to organise a series of seminars exploring important episodes of economic crisis, impecunity and retrenchment, from the 1920s to the 1981 Budget. Historians considered the policy approaches and political decisions that were taken, exploring what worked, what failed and why.
H&P collaborated with the children and young people directorate at the Department for Education (DfE) to deliver regular, policy-relevant seminars. These events were supported by the Arts and Humanities Research Council.
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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.
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