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Research Seminar in Modern Economic and Social History and Policy

              Affiliated with the History & Policy network.


                           Lent Term 2017

Castlereagh Room in the Fisher Building, St John’s College
Wednesday at 1-2.30pm, except 8 March which will be at 5pm.
Sandwiches will be available at the lunchtime seminars


25 January

David Clayton (York)
The puzzling case of the “Saucepan Special”, c.1947-53: the take-up of radio receiving sets in Northern Rhodesia, c1948-53. 


8 February

Joint session with Cambridge UCU Trade Union and Labour History seminar series: Trade Unions in the UK: Past, present and future

Laura Schwartz (Warwick) – Domestic servants unions in early 20th century Britain.

Respondent: Karol Florek (consultant, UNICARE)


22 February

Kieran Heinemann (Cambridge)
Playing the Stock Market: Investment, Speculation and Gambling in Post-war Britain.


8 March
Note: this seminar will be held at 5pm in the Castlereagh Room

Sally Sheard (Liverpool)
The Politics of Sisyphus: waiting lists and the battle for authority in the NHS, 1974-2004.

Lent term 2017 programme - print version


The Seminar is grateful for the generous support provided by the Trevelyan Fund


Convenors:Lucy Delap, Simon Szreter and Duncan Needham



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