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  • Save on HA Membership – join with other schools in your MAT

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    At the HA, we know that budgets are tight and being able to afford access to the best CPD, guidance and support is increasingly difficult. We are here to help. If you are part of a Multi-Academy Trust or federation, or soft federation of local authority schools, you can save money on...

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  • Save on HA Membership – join with other schools in your MAT

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    At the HA, we know that budgets are tight and being able to afford access to the best CPD, guidance and support is increasingly difficult. We are here to help. If you are part of a Multi-Academy Trust or federation, or a soft federation of local authority schools, you can save money...

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  • HA Secondary Survey 2019

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    The annual HA secondary survey for 2019 is now open – please take part and help us get the best picture of secondary history teaching. The link to the survey is at the bottom of this page. We use the information you provide each year to make sure the HA has...

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  • Congratulations on your GCSE results

    22nd August 2019

    The Historical Association extends a hearty well done to all those who have achieved a pass in GCSE history this year. Studying for an exam is never easy, especially when you have so many subjects to study at once. We at the HA are pleased that you’ve stuck with a...

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  • Historian 142: Out now

    16th August 2019

    Read The Historian 142 Anyone who attends the Lincolnshire Branch of the Historical Association will recognise the genesis of this issue in the talk I gave to the Branch entitled ‘A Tour down the By-Ways of History’ in April 2018. This featured some of the interesting characters I had come...

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  • 2019 A-level results

    15th August 2019

    The 2019 A-level results are out – congratulations to all of you! We hope you got the results you wanted. But whatever the outcome, getting this far along the qualification ladder is something to be proud of. The HA would very much like to thank everyone who has helped with...

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  • Peterloo 200

    31st July 2019

    16 August 2019 marks 200 years since the events of Peterloo – known to many as the Peterloo massacre – when peaceful protesters were mowed down by a cavalry charge at St Peter’s Field in Manchester. The 60,000–80,000 strong crowd had gathered as part of a campaign to demand greater...

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  • Call for Papers: What's Happening in Black British History? XI

    29th July 2019

    Following the success of previous events in London, Liverpool, Bristol, Preston, Huddersfield and Leicester, you are invited to the eleventh of the Black British History Workshops (WHBBHXI), which will be held at Senate House, University of London on Thursday 14th November 2019. The Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS) is happy to announce...

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  • BBC History Weekends: HA Members save 20%

    26th July 2019

    Join BBC History Magazine's History Weekends this autumn, taking place for the first time in Chester from 25–27 October and returning to Winchester for its 5th year from 1–3 November (at the new location of Winchester Guildhall). BBC History Weekends 2019 will bring together over 40 of Britain’s finest historians, authors and broadcasters covering a...

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  • HA Awards Evening 2019

    17th July 2019

    On a hot afternoon in July key figures of the history world came together to celebrate history in all its diversity. Throughout the year, across the UK individuals with a passion for history work to educate, inform, entertain and excite those around them about the past. The Historical Association awards...

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  • Suffrage Poster Competition Winners

    17th July 2019

    Congratulations to four students from Newport Girls' High School – Daniah, Romaisa, Hetavi and Saira – who created the winning poster for our Suffrage competition. The poster had a modern message while demonstrating research and inspiration from a local suffragist from the past. The judges at the HA were very...

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  • Young Quills Awards 2019 – the winners

    16th July 2019

    Announcing this year’s winners of the HA's Young Quills Historical Fiction Competition for children and young adults: 6–10 years category: Janina Ramirez for Riddle of the Runes (Oxford University Press) 11–13 years category: Pippa Goodhart for The Great Sea Dragon Discovery (Catnip Publishers) 14 years and above category: Elizabeth Wein...

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  • Get ahead in Primary teaching

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    Calling all primary trainee teachers!  Are you currently training to be a primary teacher with a history specialism? To help kick-start your teaching career the HA offer a two-year trainee membership deal for just £49.00 – which works out at less than £2 per month. This deal is over 33% cheaper than...

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  • Get ahead in Secondary teaching

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    Calling all secondary trainee teachers! To help kick-start your teaching career the HA offer a two-year trainee membership deal for just £72.00 – which works out at less than £3 per month. This deal is over 10% cheaper than standard concessionary membership, and also includes a special renewal offer at the end of your...

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  • Coming soon: Primary Co-ordinators’ Corner

    11th July 2019

    We’re developing a dedicated new set of ‘co-ordinators’ corner’ resources for primary corporate school members, which are designed to guide you through the most important elements of primary history subject leadership.  The resources will be beneficial whether you are new to the role of subject co-ordinator/leader or want support to...

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  • The HA Student Zone is transforming

    11th July 2019

    Following your feedback, exciting changes are afoot for the HA Student Zone. The new and restructured area will offer an array of resources, focusing on developing interpretations skills and enhancing subject knowledge for students aged 16–18. Curated topic guides Specially curated topic guides will provide a companion to students preparing...

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  • Book now: Yorkshire History Forum

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    The next Yorkshire History Forum will take place on Wednesday 13 November 2019 at Leeds Trinity University. This year's forum is themed around Curriculum evolution and will feature dedicated primary and secondary keynotes focused on preparing for Ofsted from Mike Maddison and Kath Goudie. Plus a fantastic range of primary and...

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  • One Giant Leap – 50 years since the Apollo 11 Moon landing

    2nd July 2019

    “One small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind” is one of the most famous sentences of the 20th century, and it was about science and exploration not conflict – or was it? For centuries humanity has stared at the Moon and attributed to it portents of good...

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  • Good Evening Sweetheart: real-life romance of young couple separated by WWII

    2nd July 2019

    Historical romances are not always confined to fiction and flights of fancy – sometimes they actually occur within our own communities. The real-life romantic story of two young people separated by war was uncovered by Sue and Peter Mowforth who revealed the experience of their parents in a talk to the...

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  • Centenary of the Treaty of Versailles 1919

    1st July 2019

    The end of June 2019 marked the centenary of the formal ending of the First World War. 11 November 1918 was only the Armistice – it needed a peace treaty to truly end the war. The Treaty of Versailles between the Allies and Germany was signed on 28 June 1919:...

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