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The Old Poor Law and the Economic Rise of England

Researchers in the field of social protection are often confronted with the argument that social protection is a luxury that only rich nations can afford. But according to Simon Szreter, professor of history and public policy at the University of Cambridge, social security played a social security played a key role in driving the world's first case of economic development - the economic rise of England from 1600-1800.

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Autumn 2016 events programme announced

History & Policy announces the first of its autumn events to put policy makers and media in touch with historians.

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History & Policy announces partnership with four universities

History & Policy partnership with the universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Sheffield
PHOTO: History & Policy partnership with the universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Sheffield

We are delighted to announce that from 2017, the universities of Sheffield, Edinburgh, Bristol and Leeds will take up three-year partnerships with History & Policy. We look forward to developing close ties with the numerous internationally recognized historians based at these institutions, and together generating a wealth of ideas for events, papers and projects which aim to put professional history at the heart of policy-making.

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H&P is based at the Institute of Historical Research, Senate House, University of London.

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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