Head of School advises Number 10
Head of School, Professor Kevin Theakston was at Number 10 Downing Street on the 1 February for the official launch by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, of the new history section for the Number 10 website.
Professor Theakston is one of a number of historians and political scientists researching and writing about Prime Ministers who have been advising the PM’s Office and working with it to update and refresh this website.
It now includes lively new biographies of previous Prime Ministers, a monthly feature by expert historians (Professor Theakston contributing one on former Prime Ministers), and information about the history of Downing Street itself.
More content and articles are to be added to the site throughout 2012. This new history section of the Number 10 website is intended to be a great resource for anyone wanting to know more about the role and institution of the British Prime Minister, and how it has changed and developed over the past 300 years.