Member - History and Policy Network

Press/Media: Public Engagement Activities

Description

H&P promotes better public policy through a greater understanding of history. H&P is a national network of 500+ academic historians and an independent forum for the expression of historical perspectives on today’s policy issues.

H&P was founded in 2002 by Cambridge scholars, Dr Alastair Reid, Fellow of Girton College, and Professor Simon Szreter, Fellow of St John’s College, together with Professor Pat Thane, Research Professor at King’s College London, and Professor Virginia Berridge, Director of the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine.

H&P is inspired by the belief that history can and should improve public policy making, helping to avoid reinventing the wheel and repeating past mistakes.

Knowledge of the past can provide essential background information to help those grappling with complex policy issues today, understand the context in which previous decisions were made, and provide the tools to assess evidence and evaluate a range of policy options.

Period30 Jun 2014

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleWho We Are
    Media name/outletHistory and Policy
    CountryUnited Kingdom
    Date30/06/14
    DescriptionH&P promotes better public policy through a greater understanding of history. H&P is a national network of 500+ academic historians and an independent forum for the expression of historical perspectives on today’s policy issues. H&P was founded in 2002 by Cambridge scholars, Dr Alastair Reid, Fellow of Girton College, and Professor Simon Szreter, Fellow of St John’s College, together with Professor Pat Thane, Research Professor at King’s College London, and Professor Virginia Berridge, Director of the Centre for History in Public Health at the London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine. H&P is inspired by the belief that history can and should improve public policy making, helping to avoid reinventing the wheel and repeating past mistakes. Knowledge of the past can provide essential background information to help those grappling with complex policy issues today, understand the context in which previous decisions were made, and provide the tools to assess evidence and evaluate a range of policy options.
    URLwww.historyandpolicy.org/who-we-are
    PersonsMichael Pugh

Keywords

  • HIstory
  • Policy
  • local government
  • Scotland
  • UK