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Vaccine Hesitancy and ‘BAME’ Populations

Public health authorities need to understand the specific reasons for ‘vaccine hesitancy’ among BAME communities – but they should also not ignore public health measures that have worked historically in building the high levels of trust in vaccination currently enjoyed in the United Kingdom.

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The West needs to appreciate how the protest movement in Belarus has been shaped by the Soviet past

Any engagement strategies on the part of the West in the current crisis in Belarus must take into account the lasting importance of Soviet legacy in shaping contemporary social and political attitudes there.

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The Union Jack belongs to everyone, not just the government

An appropriate response to the government's recent updated guidance on the flying of the Union Jack would be for all of us to take control of the flag and not allow any political faction to set the agenda on its meaning and uses. 

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Back to the 1930s? After Brexit the UK arts sector is longing for links with countries in continental Europe.

The UK cultural sector’s experience of being cut off from continental Europe in terms of business opportunities and creative work as a result of Brexit, echoes discussions that took place in the 1930s.

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Simon Szreter’s team presents keynote at DWP Economists Conference

H&P co-founder Professor Simon Szreter spoke at the Department for Work and Pensions conference on 5 October on the subject of "Incentivising an Ethical Economics".

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H&P historians: the Blitz spirit and coping with Covid

The H&P roundtable organised by Dr Henry Irving (Leeds Beckett) to explore possible WW2 lessons for the Covid response appears in an On London analysis piece

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No. 10 Guest Historian Series

H&P is working in partnership with the Prime Minister's Office and the National Archives to help revitalise the history content of the new History of Government Blog website.

H&P commissions and edits the No. 10 Guest Historian series, written by expert historians from the H&P network, as well as creating lively new biographies of previous Prime Ministers.

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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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