Parliaments, Politics and People seminar: Jonathan Moss & Gerry Stoker ‘Popular Understandings of Politics, 1945-1950: Perspectives from Mass Observation’

At the third ‘Parliaments, Politics and People’ seminar of the term Jonathan Moss, from the University of Southampton, spoke on ‘Popular Understandings of Politics: Perspectives from Mass Observation, 1945-1951.’ Here he gives us an overview of his paper… This paper reported findings from an interdisciplinary project funded by the ESRC on ‘Popular understandings of politics in Britain, 1937-2014’. The context for the project is alienation … Continue reading Parliaments, Politics and People seminar: Jonathan Moss & Gerry Stoker ‘Popular Understandings of Politics, 1945-1950: Perspectives from Mass Observation’

1945 Election: A political awakening

Seventy years ago yesterday the results of the 1945 General Election were declared. Although the poll had been held on 5 July, the results were only announced on the 26th because of the time needed to return the ballots of service men and women from overseas. The result – a Labour landslide – had a dramatic impact on British politics. The new government led by … Continue reading 1945 Election: A political awakening

The Parliamentary Delegation to Buchenwald Concentration Camp – 70 Years On

On this day in 1945, a group of MPs arrived at Buchenwald concentration camp to report first hand on the atrocities perpetrated by the Nazis. Dr Myfanwy Lloyd, who has recently developed a new exhibition on the liberation of Bergen-Belsen for the Soldiers of Oxfordshire Museum, guestblogs for us on the visit and the impact it had on the MPs who went to Buchenwald… On … Continue reading The Parliamentary Delegation to Buchenwald Concentration Camp – 70 Years On