News from the Department of History

Liberalism in Power: Watching the Titanic

Liberalism in Power: Watching the Titanic

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Research by Dr Matt Cole finds strong support among Liberal Democrat MPs and activists for their role in the Coalition Government. However, being in office for the first time was a 'bitter-sweet' experience and the party is divided about whether to repeat the experience, after paying a high political price at the 2015 General Election.
Date:
16/09/2016
Dr David Gange on BBC Breakfast

Dr David Gange on BBC Breakfast

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Dr David Gange talks to BBC Breakfast about his research on the changing Atlantic coastline in the UK.
Date:
09/09/2016
Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley share Green Party leadership – and an eye for a fruitful alliance

Caroline Lucas and Jonathan Bartley share Green Party leadership – and an eye for a fruitful alliance

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Even the most eager gambler would have struggled to find odds yesterday for the Green Party leadership contest...Dr Matthew Cole writes for The Conversation.
Date:
08/09/2016
Grammar school plan might not be worth the risk for Theresa May

Grammar school plan might not be worth the risk for Theresa May

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Word has reached the media that Prime Minister Theresa May is poised to "bring back grammar schools"...Dr Matthew Cole writes for The Conversation.
Date:
12/08/2016
MBS 2017: New researchers and the future of Modern British Studies

MBS 2017: New researchers and the future of Modern British Studies

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New Modern British studies blog post by Ruth Lindley and Laura Sefton.
Date:
01/08/2016
Chorus of concern over Britain's counter extremism strategy grows louder

Chorus of concern over Britain's counter extremism strategy grows louder

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If worries about extremism in 2016 show no signs of abating, then neither does the debate over how to counter it in the UK....Dr Steve Hewitt writes for The Conversation.
Date:
27/07/2016

Matthew Francis on Theresa May PM

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Writing for The Conversation, Matthew Francis comments on Theresa May's ability to stand as Prime Minister, and the challenges she is likely to face.
Date:
13/07/2016
Thatcher's Alive?!

Thatcher's Alive?!

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Matthew Francis discusses a curious, though far from unimportant, subplot of the fallout from the EU referendum - the debate over Thatcherism.
Date:
11/07/2016
North African phosphate, global food regimes and the legacies of empire

North African phosphate, global food regimes and the legacies of empire

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Dr Simon Jackson discusses his current research project.
Date:
06/07/2016
No long decline: WWI and the end of the Hapsburg Empire

No long decline: WWI and the end of the Hapsburg Empire

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Dr Jonathan Gumz has been awarded a British Academy Small Research Grant, for the project 'No Long Decline: WWI and the End of the Hapsburg Empire'.
Date:
05/07/2016
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