Northumbria University, Newcastle

As a research-rich, business-focussed, professional University, Northumbria creates and applies knowledge that transforms lives and makes a powerful cultural and economic impact. Based in two of the UK’s best student cities, Newcastle and London, Northumbria is one of the largest universities in the UK with more than 33,000 students from 135 countries. These students are at the heart of an outstanding experience, with world-leading research and award-winning partnerships driving and informing academic excellence, making Northumbria a new kind of excellent university.

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Collecting the family allowance in 1946: the Beveridge report influenced the creation of Britain’s welfare state. PA Archive/PA Images

An end to ‘want, disease, ignorance, squalor and idleness’: why the Beveridge report flew off the shelves in 1942

Thousands queued to buy the report by William Beveridge that would lay the foundations for Britain's modern welfare state.

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