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Mile End Institute

Thomas Chidwick


MEI Manager

Telephone: 02078826881
Room Number: Arts One, 2.37 & Queens Building, E109
Office Hours: Monday to Friday, 10am-12.30pm & 1.30pm-4pm


The Mile End Institute (MEI) connects research, policy-making and public debate to deepen and challenge the understanding of British politics, governance and public policy. The mission of the Mile End Institute is to leverage its unique location within a Russell Group university situated in London's diverse East End to bring together politicians, policymakers, academics, the public, and the QM Community, to debate - inclusively and in-depth - the major challenges facing the country and its capital in a fast-moving world. 

Tom is responsible for: 

  • Working alongside the Institute's Director in developing and implementing the MEI's Strategy.
  • Identifying partnerships, stakeholders and funders. 
  • Planning the Institute's events programme.
  • The marketing and online profile of the MEI. 

In addition to his duties at the Mile End Institute, Tom continues to pursue his own research on Britain's contemporary political history, focusing primarily on the 1 March 1979 referendum on the creation of a Scottish Assembly as well as the life and times of Sir Edward Heath. He writes a fortnightly column for Scottish Review, is a regular contributor to Tides of History, and volunteers his expertise to Arundells in Salisbury. 


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