Boycotting the IHR?

The Institute of Historical Research in the University of London's Senate House has long been something of a home-from-home for me, as for many historians. I lived in London for most of the time I was working towards my PhD at Oxford Brookes University when I found a surrogate academic family at the Voluntary Action …

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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 …