Autumn events from the History of Parliament

Here at the History of Parliament we have number of events to tell you about ready for the start of the new academic term. Firstly, our 9th annual lecture will take place on the evening of Wednesday, 6th November at Portcullis House, Westminster. Baroness Patricia Hollis will lecture on ‘The Hopes of the Suffragettes: were they realised?’ This lecture will be part of the programme … Continue reading Autumn events from the History of Parliament

High Speed 2: The Victorian Perspective

After yesterday’s speech from Ed Balls at the Labour party conference, the High Speed 2 rail link is in the news again. Today’s blog is from a guest blogger, Alex Locock-Harrison, MA student at the University of St Andrews who joined us over the summer as an intern. He takes a look at the ongoing controversy over HS2 from a Victorian perspective… Modern proposals to … Continue reading High Speed 2: The Victorian Perspective

New set of History of Parliament resources for schools at KS3: The Reformation

For a number of years now, here at the History of Parliament, we’ve been running competitions for school pupils at Key Stage 3 and A level. This year we’ve had plenty of fantastic entries for our 11-14 year old competition (which has made the judging rather tricky!). Our 16-18 year old essay competition is still open – extended this year over the summer break – … Continue reading New set of History of Parliament resources for schools at KS3: The Reformation

The House of Commons and Foreign Policy: Lord North and Yorktown

During this afternoon’s Prime Minister’s Questions the fall-out from last Thursday’s dramatic Commons vote on Syria continued. David Cameron admitted that he regretted the outcome of the vote but, once again, ruled out any British military involvement in Syria against the expressed will of the House.  The consequences of the vote, and whether it has fundamentally changed how the UK government takes decisions about military … Continue reading The House of Commons and Foreign Policy: Lord North and Yorktown

Congratulations to Dr Henry Miller!

Originally posted on The Victorian Commons:
We’d like to congratulate Dr Henry Miller, who joined our project in 2009, on his new appointment as a lecturer at the University of Manchester. From September 2013 Henry will be a full-time lecturer in Nineteenth-Century British History in Manchester’s History department. Henry has made an outstanding contribution to our House of Commons, 1832-68 project, researching and writing 201… Continue reading Congratulations to Dr Henry Miller!