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It is now 70 years since Human Relations was founded by the Tavistock Institute.

Kurt Lewin published his seminal paper, Frontiers in Group Dynamics: Concept, Method and Reality in Social Science; Social Equilibria and Social Change in the first issue in 1947. And so began a long history of publishing the highest quality research on social relationships at and around work.

In a series of retrospective collections, former Editor-in-Chief Paul Edwards reflects on the journal’s history and development from 1947 to the present day.

The Tavistock Institute festival in October, ‘Reimagining Human Relations in Our Time’, explores stories of the Tavistock Institute from its 70 years. The festival runs from October 17-20, and will be both a celebration of Tavistock’s legacy and the launch of the Tavistock archive.


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