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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What’s the point of studying History?

As I prepare for the students to arrive at my new university, it's a good time to stop and think about what it means to teach History students - and, more importantly, what it might mean to be a History student. It's something I think about quite a lot, but had especially brought to my attention earlier …