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 1, 2012-2013

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. 

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Department for Education series 2, 2012-13

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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Department for Culture, Media and Sport

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Department for Education series 1, 2011-12

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The Cabinet Office

H&P was invited by the Cabinet Office to organise a seminar on 'the Big Society' and another on money and barter. 

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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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