Prof Bernard Harris

Professor of Social Policy, University of Strathclyde

Bernard Harris is Professor of Social Policy in the School of Social Work and Social Policy at the University of Strathclyde.  He was previously Professor of the History of Social Policy at the University of Southampton.  He has edited or coedited books on Race, science and medicine (Routledge, 1999); Charity and mutual aid in Europe and North America since 1800 (Routledge, 2007); Gender and wellbeing in Europe: historical and contemporary perspectives (Ashgate, 2009); and Welfare and old age in Europe and North America (Pickering and Chatto, 2012).  He is the author of The health of the schoolchild: a history of the school medical service in England and and Wales (Open University Press, 1995) and The origins of the British welfare state: society, state and social welfare in England and Wales, 1800-1945 (Palgrave, 2004).  He is also the co-author (with Roderick Floud, Robert Fogel and Sok Chul Hong) of The changing body: health, nutrition and human development in the western world since 1700 (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

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LCSS Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, London, 3rd-7th August 2015

In August 2015, LCSS has successfully conducted the Training Programme on Ottoman and Archival Studies, which took place in London and Oxford.

LCSS Summer School 2015

We are excited to conduct LCSS's first summer school and to host a lovely group of students from Azerbaijan. 20 July - 14 August

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LCSS’s growing gender platform continued its international conference series in Bloomington, IN, United States on International Conference on Gender and Education

Gender and The Law Conference Proceedings Published

The e-book brings together selected full-length papers, edited by Sibel Safi and Eda Aycan Aras, from the presentations of the conference, offering different perspectives and studies on gender and law-related issues.


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In the Name of the Nation: the burqa ban, French values and Islam

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On Welfare Reform with Baroness Molly Meacher

Interview by Ozdemir Ahmet - On Thursday 4 April 2013 An interview was conducted with Baroness Molly Meacher at the House of Lords where questions were put out to her with regards to the welfare reforms introduced by the coalition.

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