The first mini bio of Britain’s 52 Prime Ministers has been published on the History of Government Blog. Dr Andrew Thompson, of Cambridge University, writes about Sir Robert Walpole, often viewed as the first British PM.
Listen to Professor Jerry White, of Birkbeck, and Dr Deborah Thom, of Cambridge, at H&P’s Trade Union Forum meeting on the unions, women and the First World War.
Listen to the H&P discussion on marriage, civil partnerships and gay rights, at King's Arts & Humanities Festival. The panel featured Sheffield University historian Dr Julia Moses, King’s College London law professor, Robert Wintemute, Glasgow University social scientist Dr Kelly Kollman, and H&P Director, Dr Lucy Delap.
The new Working Women’s Charter, arising from an H&P conference led by Professor Pam Cox, has sparked interest from media and policy makers. After discussing the original 1974 Charter, 50 students, activists and academics devised a new proposals for working women today at a conference held at King's College London.
This one day event will celebrate the 1974 Working Women’s Charter, explore the many challenges that working women in Britain still face, and spark ideas about how these might be overcome. Speakers include historians, campaigners, trades unionists and policy analysts. This interactive symposium will engage participants in reflecting on the past and present experiences of women in the workplace, and in drawing up a new charter for 2014 and beyond.
Saturday 8 November 2014, 9.15am-4.15pm
King’s College London
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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