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TEDx talk: Why we need a new working women’s charter by Pamela Cox

H&P's Professor Pamela Cox gave a TEDx talk about why tackling the widening gender gap between working women and men should be a priority in the run-up to next year’s General Election. 

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Szreter gives evidence to Parliamentary inquiry

H&P founder, Professor Simon Szreter, gave evidence to the Public Administration Select Committee’s inquiry into civil service skills. Listen to his comments about the importance of historical knowledge and training in government: http://bit.ly/1tjtgTj 

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Getting into the corridors of power

‘Sounds like you are getting into the corridors of power': Rana Mitter in discussion with H&P's Lucy Delap on BBC Radio 3’s Free Thinking. 

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A private public records office: Tony Benn as a political diarist

In December 1976 the Cabinet met to discuss radical proposals to combat Britain’s severe economic problems and quash the crisis of confidence in the Labour Government led by James Callaghan. Professor Mark Wickham-Jones, of Bristol University, considers the light Tony Benn’s diaries throw on this crucial meeting and the limitations of the official public record.

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Why 500 years is better than five months as a planning horizon


H&P co-founder Professor Simon Szreter will reflect on Professors David 
Armitage and Jo Guldi's The History Manifesto - essential reading for all 
those interested in the role of history in contemporary society. The 
discussion takes place at LSE, 8 October 2014, 6.30-8pm. For more 
details:http://www.lse.ac.uk/publicEvents/events/2014/10/20141008t1830vOT.aspx 

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New Historians’ Book: The History Manifesto

David Armitage and Jo Guldi found themselves chafing against history’s traditional reluctance to embrace broad time-scales, which they argue in The History Manifesto are crucial for policy makers. Read about their inspiration for The History Manifesto, which is being launched at LSE on 8 October 

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The Miners’ Strike: panel recordings available

Organised by H&P and the British Universities Industrial Relations Association, recordings of the panels are available now on SoundCloud. 

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Trade unions and the First World War

The H&P Trade Union Forum will explore trade unionism during the First World War on 15 November, 11am-1pm at King's College London. This public event will feature Professor Jerry White and Dr Deborah Thom. 

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500 years of birthing history

Wellcome Library, London
PHOTO: Wellcome Library, London

Hear the long view of birth and its implications for policy today from Professor Simon Szreter at a public lecture on 18 September, 5pm, at Leeds University. 

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Prime Ministers in the First World War

Four British Prime Ministers fought in the First World War and later worked together in coalition. Professor Simon Ball, of Leeds University, explores their respective roads to the frontline and the effects war had upon them, in the latest article for the History of Government Blog. Read the History of Government Blog  

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Business historians needed

Courtesy of Friends of the Earth
PHOTO: Courtesy of Friends of the Earth

FoE is exploring how business has changed over the last century as part of its campaign planning for the future.  To understand the changes needed to encourage environmental sustainability in business, the NGO is seeking historians' expertise.

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Lord Kinnock interview now live

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Lord Kinnock talked about the 1984 miners' strike with former BBC journalist Nick Jones during H&P's Trade Union Forum Conference, The Miners' Strike, 30 Years On. This exclusive podcast with revealing insights is now available.

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Historians provide evidence to Jimmy Savile investigations

As part of the NHS and Department of Health investigations into matters relating to Jimmy Savile, H&P historians gave historical evidence at a special forum at King's College London in May 2013. 

Independent overseer, Kate Lampard commissioned H&P to provide insight into the culture and issues that formed the background to Jimmy Savile's life and his activities on NHS premises.

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‘Paradogs’ over Normandy

Members of 13 Parachute Battalion relax with a Para dog 1945. Copyright Airborne Assault Duxford
PHOTO: Members of 13 Parachute Battalion relax with a Para dog 1945. Copyright Airborne Assault Duxford

On the 70th anniversary of D Day, Kim Brice of King's College London reflects on the history of 'paradogs' in the Second World War and the vital role played by military working dogs in the British Armed Forces. Read the History of Government Blog  

Listen to Kim's podcast 'The D Day Paradogs' for King's College London

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Calling all H&P historians with dramatic discoveries

If you have discovered a hidden or hitherto unknown document or recording that throws significant new light on historical understanding then you may have the makings of a BBC radio programme!

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