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
‘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.
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.
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
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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