NHS at 70: Looking Back

This week the British National Health Service will turn 70. The NHS came into being on the 'appointed day' of 5 July 1948 - three years to the day after Labour's surprise election victory under Clement Attlee. You'll find me sharing my thoughts on the history of the NHS and what it replaced in a …

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New MA in Twentieth-Century Britain

One of the advantages of a permanent lectureship, after a succession of short-term teaching and research posts, is the ability to develop courses that really introduce students to the things I'm most passionate about. Something I've been wanting to get History students doing for some time now is to get some hands-on practice of drawing …