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Dr David Thackeray

Public engagement

Imagining Markets: Organised workshop with History & Policy at HM Treasury in Sep. 2015 which discussed the lessons of the 1975 referendum for civil servants' planning for the upcoming EU referendum. Invited participants from the Treasury, FCO and Cabinet Office participated in the event.

I have organised and participated in research event s at the Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy.

Public exhibition at Bill Douglas CInema Museum, Exeter in summer 2015 connected to my AHRC fellowship research.

I have received public engagement training through the AHRC/Institute for Government 'Engaging with Government' programme.

History and Policy Global Economics and History Forum: The forum, set up in spring 2016, will bring together academics and policy-makers interested in how understandinfs of historical trade relations can inform current policy debates. We plan to hold policy workshops and public seminars focused on the connections between Britain's historical trade relations and contemporary trade challenges such as the EU referendum. In collaboration with the Centre for Imperial and Global History at Exeter, the forum will also publish opinion articles and policy papers on how economic history can inform international trade discussions of topical interest.

Contribution to discipline

Member of AHRC peer review college since 2014.

I am on the steering committees for the AHRC's Care for the Future ECR conference and the History of Parliament's 'From the Grassroots' oral history project. In addition, I was selected to participate in the AHRC Care for the Future/ Labex: Passes Dans Le Present research workshop held in Paris in 2015.


Various contributions to BBC radio programmes; Articles for Western Morning NewsHistory & Policy, and The Conversation.