HA Awards

We have a number of highly-respected awards that seek to recognise outstanding history whether it reflects a lifetime’s achievement and dedication to history seen in our prestigious annual Medlicott Medal or a one-off competition that engages young people in a particular aspect of history or commemorative event. Read more

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  • HA Awards Evening 2018

    5th July 2018

    At the end of a sweltering June the Historical Association gathered in London for our annual awards evening. Each year this wonderful event is an opportunity to celebrate some of the people that make history happen across the country on a daily, weekly and monthly basis. For 2018 as the...

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  • Historical Association Annual Awards Evening 2017

    21st June 2017

    Each summer the HA holds an awards evening. The awards cover a number of important areas of the Association’s outreach work, its values and the roles of its members and supporters. Mary Beard awarded Medlicott Medal Newly-appointed HA President Professor Tony Badger introduced one of the high points of the HA...

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  • 2017 Medlicott Medal

    14th June 2017

    We are delighted to announce that the Medlicott Medal for 2017 has been awarded to Professor Mary Beard OBE FSA FBA. Mary Beard is known to many through her television and radio work and her highly acclaimed books. She is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and editor...

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  • Antony Beevor Medlicott Speech

    16th August 2016

    Eminent historian Antony Beevor is one of those writers who is respected and admired by his peers, as well as being popular with a mass audience. His many books published over the last 35 years have explored aspects of Britain and Europe’s military history that have brought the human side...

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  • An Interview with Antony Beevor (Film)

    Multipage Article

    The 2016 Medlicott Medal for services to history will be presented to Antony Beevor this July. He is a popular historian with a loyal following while also being a heavy duty writer whose preparation and research for each of his books takes him years and into archives across the world....

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  • Medlicott Medal

    Article

    Our annual award the Medlicott Medal is awarded to individuals for outstanding services and current contributions to history. The Medlicott winner is notified in advance of their win so that they can give a talk. The Historical Association's annual event is becoming a must for local, educational and academic historians....

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  • Film: An Interview with Margaret MacMillan

    Multipage Article

    The HA are delighted to announce that the Medlicott Medal for 2015 has been awarded to Professor Margaret MacMillan. The Medlicott Medal is for outstanding contributions to the study and enjoyment of history. The award will be presented on Wednesday 8 July 2015 in central London, where she will also...

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  • Richard Evans Medlicott lecture: The Origins of the First World War

    Article

    This year the Historical Association's Medlicott medal for services to history went to Professor Sir Richard Evans. Richard Evans is the Regius Professor of History at Cambridge and President of Wolfson College, Cambridge. He has written numerous highly respected and internationally best-selling books. Evans is bests known for his works on...

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  • An Interview with David Cannadine - Podcast

    Multipage Article

    On June 18 2013 David Cannadine will formally receive the Historical Association's Medlicott Medal for Services to History. In anticipation of the evening awards event that will culminate in a lecture by Professor Cannadine, we met with the great man to reflect on his award and his career.

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  • Eric Hobsbawm: Is History Dangerous?

    Article

    Professor Eric Hobsbawm’s address at the Annual Dinner of the Historical Association meeting in Cambridge, April 1999, on accepting the Medlicott Medal. Our annual award the Medlicott Medal is awarded to individuals for outstanding services and current contributions to history.

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  • The 2007 Medlicott Medal Lecture What kind of history should school history be?

    Article

    I need to start by introducing myself. Most of the previous winners of the distinguished Norton Medlicott Medal have been household names, historians who have moved beyond the library shelves to reach wider audiences through the popularity of their books or television programmes. If you looked through the Radio Times...

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  • Jubilee and the Idea of Royalty

    Article

    The Medlicott Lecture delivered at the Historical Association Annual General Meeting on 27th April 2002.

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  • The English Historian's Role and the place of History in English National Life

    Article

    An edited version of the Medlicott Lecture by Dr David Starkey. When I was considering what I was going to talk about after the very flattering offer, and indeed the presentation, of the Medlicott medal, I wanted to do something which would express the variety of ways in which I...

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  • The Value of Biography in History

    Article

    7 April 2000: Historical Association, Norton Medlicott Medal Lecture. President, fellow members, ladies and gentlemen. I am deeply conscious that having just received the Norton Medlicott Medal; which means so much to me, that I must try to live up to the honour itself and the traditions of the recipients....

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