Reading Around: Britain in the 1990s

I was born at the height of the Miners' Strike in the summer of 1984. I've often wondered what my parents were thinking of - bringing a child into a world at a time of such strife and division, with the fear of nuclear apocalypse looming so large. As I slowly realised the pictures on …

The Road to 1948

Two big jobs have dominated the first months of 2016 for me. One was putting the finishing touches to and sending off to the publishers the manuscript for my first sole-authored book, Payment and Philanthropy in British Healthcare, 1918-48. The other was being part of a team at Warwick University setting up and launching the new …