Twenty years since its foundation in 2002, History & Policy welcomes back its founding members, Simon Szreter, Pat Thane, Alastair Reid and Virginia Berridge, as well as the key figures in the subsequent development of the network, including Mel Porter, Lucy Delap, Andrew Blick and Philip Murphy. This event will follow the format of the Radio 4 series ‘The Reunion’, as founding members discuss the aims behind H&P, its achievements over the past two decades and its plans for the future. Over the course of two panel discussions and a drinks reception H&P will examine its past, present and future, and give thanks to the network of members whose contributions and engagement have made it all possible.
14:30- Welcome Claire Langhamer (Director of the Institute of Historical Research) & Opening Remarks Sir Anthony Seldon
14:35- Session 1: History & Policy - The idea, its origins, and the launch of the website
Chair: Philip Murphy (Current H&P Director)
Speakers: Pat Thane, Simon Szreter, Alastair Reid and Virginia Berridge (Co-Founders).
16:15- Session 2: Building the institution and its activities
Chair: Simon Szreter (Co-Founder and Editorial Director).
Speakers: Duncan Needham, Mel Porter, Lucy Delap, Andrew Blick, Fiona Holland and Chris Williams (Deputy Director and Senior Associates).
17:30- Closing remarks
17:40-18:30- Drinks reception
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