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Dr Andrew Blick - Phoenix TV

Dr. Andrew Blick appeared on the Chinese television channel Phoenix TV to give an interview on Brexit and the independent group.

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H&P Director gives evidence to the Public Administration and Constitutional Affairs Committee

The session covered a range of constitutional questions including some highly topical material around no confidence motions, with much important historical context.

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Lessons from history: contextualising historical child sexual abuse and safeguarding

PHOTO: Left to right: Alice Kendle and David Smellie (Farrer & Co), Lucy Delap (Cambridge), Louise Jackson (Edinburgh), Adrian Bingham (Sheffield), Jane Foster and Maria Strauss (Farrer & Co).

H&P historians collaborate with Farrer & Co in afternoon of talks on child safeguarding

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BBC Radio 4: National Health Stories

Sally Sheard on the personalities, innovations and stories that have shaped the NHS

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Reforming the Civil Service: the Next Steps report, 30 years on

Hear the audio from last week's event featuring Kate Jenkins and Sir Richard Mottram on how the 1988 report came into being, and what happened next.

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Guardian article: H&P Deputy Director on the male, white voices in public history

Laura King looks at the wider context of the recent all-male, all-white "applied history" conference in Stanford.

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Promoting democracy: past and present lessons for Iran, Egypt and beyond

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How can history - even ancient history - inform modern campaigning? Iranian-American democracy campaigner Mariam Memarsadeghi and Egyptologist Alex Loktionov discuss approaches.

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Race, Female Suffrage, and Parliamentary Representation in the Global South

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Dr Sumita Mukherjee (Bristol) worked with H&P, Policy Bristol and Vote 100 to bring together a group of historians, social scientists and campaigners to share their knowledge of the history of women's suffrage across the world, and look to the future of women in power.

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H&P historians win RHS Public History Prize

From left to right: Simon Szreter, Louise Jackson, Lucy Delap, Adrian Bingham and Alix Green. Image: Copyright RHS.
PHOTO: From left to right: Simon Szreter, Louise Jackson, Lucy Delap, Adrian Bingham and Alix Green. Image: Copyright RHS.

Three historians have won the Royal Historical Society Public History Prize 2018 for their collaborative work on historic child sexual abuse, a project supported by History & Policy.

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Professor Richard Roberts

 Professor Richard Roberts, Professor of Contemporary History in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London.
PHOTO: Professor Richard Roberts, Professor of Contemporary History in the Department of Political Economy at King’s College London.

We were deeply saddened to learn of the death just before Christmas of our colleague, Professor Richard Roberts, Professor of Contemporary History in the Department of Political Economy, King’s College London.

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HM Prisons and Probation Service commissions our historians

Lucy Delap (Cambridge), Caroline Lanskey (Cambridge), Louise Jackson (Edinburgh) and Ben Jarman (Cambridge)
PHOTO: From Left to right: Lucy Delap (Cambridge), Caroline Lanskey (Cambridge), Louise Jackson (Edinburgh) and Ben Jarman (Cambridge)

Historians from Cambridge and Edinburgh will investigate the historical context of child protection in prisons for HMPPS's submission to the Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse.

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Parliament publishes evidence submissions by H&P Director

H&P Director Andrew Blick has had two evidence submissions published online by Parliament.

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House of Lords’ Select Committee on Artificial Intelligence

H&P's director Dr Andrew Blick has submitted evidence to the Committee commenting on artificial intelligence from a historical, constitutional and democratic perspective.

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Partnership with the Open University

The OU joins our existing partners, the Universities of Bristol, Edinburgh, Leeds and Sheffield.

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H&P’s director discusses the election result

History & Policy’s director Dr Andrew Blick (King’s College London), an expert in constitutional history, comments on the result of the snap election and the talks between the Conservatives and the DUP, with BBC News and Sky News.

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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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