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Please note that registration for this event will close on Wednesday 18 May.

Twenty years since its foundation in 2002, History & Policy welcomes back its founding members, Simon Szreter, Pat Thane, Alastair Reid and Virginia Berridge, as well as the key figures in the subsequent development of the network, including Mel Porter, Lucy Delap, Andrew Blick and Philip Murphy. This event will follow the format of the Radio 4 series ‘The Reunion’, as founding members discuss the aims behind H&P, its achievements over the past two decades and its plans for the future. Over the course of two panel discussions and a drinks reception H&P will examine its past, present and future, and give thanks to the network of members whose contributions and engagement have made it all possible. 


14:30- WelcomeClaire Langhamer (Director of the Institute of Historical Research) & Opening Remarks Sir Anthony Seldon.

14:35- Session 1: History & Policy - The idea, its origins, and the launch of the website

Chair: Philip Murphy (Current H&P Director)
Speakers: Pat Thane, Simon Szreter, Alastair Reid and Virginia Berridge (Co-Founders).

15:45: Break

16:15- Session 2: Building the institution and its activities

Chair: Simon Szreter (Co-Founder and Editorial Director)
Speakers: Duncan Needham, Mel Porter, Lucy Delap, Andrew Blick, Fiona Holland and Chris Williams (Deputy Director and Senior Associates).

17:30- Closing remarks

17:40-18:30- Drinks reception

All welcome. This event is free to attend, but booking is required as places are limited.