From the LSE: From People’s Dissent to Royal Assent: Sylvia Pankhurst and the struggle for the vote. Recorded 8th May, Rachel Holmes who is completing a biography of Sylvia Pankhurst discusses Sylvia’s role in the suffrage movement.
To celebrate is founding 150 years ago the TUC is creating its 150 voices to capture inspiring stories about trade unionists. They include early women socialists as well as more recent oral histories from strikes and industrial disputes. The TUC already has a great digital library of key documents and images from its history on the […]
The aim of this project is to explore the ways in which radical, feminist and at times illegal protest actions are archived. The project was initiated by Rachel Tavernor during a three month PhD placement at the British Library (funded by the Arts and Humanities Research Council). The website includes two strands. The first, is […]
Find out what the British public said in the latest Audit of Political Engagement published by the Hansard Society. This annual report also covers levels and nature of political engagement among adults, whether they access political news online or in print and their levels of interest and trust. All surveys since 2004 can be downloaded from […]
Elections centre established by Colin Rallings and Michael Thrasher, Associate Members of Nuffield College, Oxford has a wealth of data on local election results from 1964 onwards. They include local election data handbooks with results and analysis. Those from 1964-2011 can be downloaded free of charge, more recent handbooks are for purchase only. However, tables […]
A new open-access journal produced by Leicester Learning Institute – The Journal of Learning and Teaching in Higher Education (JLTHE) – was launched this week. The first issue can be read here. JLTHE is published using the Leicester Open Journals service. The journal aims to “raise the profile of scholarship in educational practice, and to […]
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“Urgent action” is needed to better protect victims of sexual harassment in the workplace after shocking incidents were reported to the Equality and Human Rights Commission. Get the facts and recommendations in their new report.
…according to the latest annual Princes Trust survey of 2,194 16-25 year olds. Get the full results from their website. Many suffer anxiety, a lack of confidence and control over their future. For example 59% of working young people feel they need opportunities to develop their skills before they can think about career options. The site […]
Helpful new paper from the House of Commons Library: Briefing Paper 8265 by Philip Brien and Matthew Keep, published in March 2018 It covers income and spending from 1689-2016 and includes statistical charts on total government income and spending as a percentage of GDP for the last 300 years. There are also sections on taxation and other […]
The deadline for employers with 250 or more employees to report their gender pay gap has now passed. The regulations and enforcement procedures are on the Equality and Human Rights Commission There is also UK Government advice with examples of reports from the UK government website The Guardian reviewed the preliminary results as a symptom of deep prejudice. They […]