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Cambridge Public Policy
Cambridge Public Policy is a new initiative set up to promote and support public policy research and teaching. It is founded on the success of the Cambridge University Government Policy Programme (CUGPoP) and the Centre for Science and Policy (CSaP), launched in 2009 as a networking organisation, promoting better contacts between researchers and policy makers. The Master's in Public Policy (MPP) is a one-year practice oriented programme that has just launched at the University of Cambridge in October 2013. The course aims to strengthen the interconnections between science, research and innovation in public policy. Integral to these aims, the MPP will promote better awareness within policy circles of scientific developments and emerging technologies, which in turn will encourage long-term thinking and better strategic planning.
The Churchill Archives Centre
The Churchill Archives Centre was purpose-built in 1973 to house Sir Winston Churchill's Papers some 3000 boxes of letters and documents ranging from his first childhood letters, via his great war-time speeches, to the writings which earned him the Nobel Prize for Literature. They form an incomparable documentary treasure trove. The Churchill Papers served as the inspiration and the starting-point for a larger endeavour - the creation of a wide-ranging archive of the Churchill era and after, covering those fields of public life in which Sir Winston played a personal role or took a personal interest. Today it holds the papers of some 570 important figures and the number is still increasing. The Archives Centre is situated within the grounds of Churchill College, itself the National and Commonwealth Memorial to Sir Winston. It includes air-conditioned reading rooms, a strong room with elaborate security systems, and a sophisticated conservation laboratory and a sorting room in which raw history is put into boxes.
The Woolf Institute
The Woolf Institute is a global leader in the academic study of relations between Jews, Christians, and Muslims. Established in Cambridge (UK) in 1998, with close links to the city's famous University, the Institute is recognized around the world for the excellence of its research, teaching and public education programmes. The aim of our work is to connect the multidisciplinary study of relations with broader practical and theoretical questions, including the importance of trust in everyday life, the role of religion in international diplomacy, and improving end of life care in local hospices. We strive, in our research and outreach, to demonstrate how greater understanding of commonality and difference can inform and enhance the wider public good.
This conference has been made possible through the generosity of Mr Michael Lewis. It is being staged in partnership with Cambridge Public Policy, and could not have taken place without the support of Dr Miranda Gomperts and her team, nor without the help of Dr Warren Dockter, Mr Tim Cooper, and the relevant teams at Churchill Archives Centre and Churchill College.