HM Treasury series 2, 2013-2014

Maplin: the battle over London’s third airport in the 1970s

5 February 2014 

This workshop piloted a new format for H&P events in government, featuring a case study, in this case Maplin Airport, and breakout groups which considered various documents from the 1970s to understand how and why decisions around airport infrastructure were reached at the time.

Dr Duncan Needham, Associate Director of the Centre for Financial History, University of Cambridge, facilitated the workshop, which was attended by 20 senior civils servants from the Airports Commission, Downing Street, the Department for Transport, as well as the Treasury.

The workshop was re-run at the request of the Airports Commission on 27 March 2014. 

Presentation text [pdf, 266kb]

Britain's nuclear deterrent in the Cold War era
18 September 2013

  • David James Gill, University of Nottingham, Wilson and the Bomb
  • Matthew Jones, LSE,The UK Strategic Nuclear Deterrent in the Cold War: Chevaline

Please note, these presentations are not available for copyright reasons.

Policy making in the 'golden age'
10 October 2013

  • Hugh Pemberton, University of Bristol, The treasury in the early-1960s: the great reappraisal presentation text [pdf, 266kb]
  • Peter J Beck, Kingston University, The Treasury Historical Section presentation text [pdf, 176kb]

Ageing in historical and comparative perspective
11 December 2013

  • Professor Pat Thane, King's College London, Ageing and old age in history: what has changed? presentation slides [pdf, 5mb] and presentation text [pdf, 123kb]
  • Dr Mayumi Hayashi, King's College London, Care for an ageing population: lessons from Japan? presentation slides [pdf, 791kb]


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