Our next event

Our next event is on Wednesday 11th December 2019. 7.30pm in the Priory Road Complex.

Professor Pat Thane

Poverty and the Rise and Fall of the Welfare State

In 2016, Pat Thane became the second honorary president of the Social History Society, following the death of Asa Briggs. After studying at Oxford and then the LSE, Pat has spent her career at Goldsmiths, Sussex, the Institute of Historical Research and now King’s College London. She has served in numerous high-profile roles in the historical profession, including Vice-President of the Royal Historical Society. She represents a long tradition of research and writing about social history in Britain.  What some people call the history of “ordinary” people.  As well as being a prolific author she still teaches postgraduate students including Contemporary History: modules on Welfare and the State in Britain 1900-1945, 1945-present and contributes to modules on politics and society since c. 1900. She is a prolific author writing about topics that touch us all.  Her lecture in Bristol will be on Poverty and the Rise & Fall of the Welfare State.