Isobel Conn

Research and Events Assistant

After growing up in North Yorkshire, I moved to Newcastle to complete my undergraduate degree in Politics and History at Newcastle University. Once I graduated, I worked for the NHS 111 covid-19 response service. I then moved to London to complete my MA in Politics and Contemporary History at King’s College London. My research focused on the history of Britain’s economic migration policy, looking at policies towards Commonwealth migrants in the 1960s in my undergraduate dissertation, and New Labour’s migration policies in my MA dissertation.

I am particularly interested in the relationship between government policy and public opinion and how Britain’s machinery of government should be modernised for the 21st century.

My favourite reformer is…
Roy Jenkins for introducing the progressive social reforms of the 1960s.

What gets you out of bed in the morning…