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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, you can save money on your HA membership: If 5 or more...

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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, you can save money on your HA membership: If 5 or more...

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  • AGM 2019

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    Notice is hereby given that the 112th Annual General Meeting of the Historical Association will be held at The Crowne Plaza, Trinity Street, Chester CH1 2BD from 17.15 to 17.45 on Friday 17 May 2019. All members are welcome. Any member wishing to raise a motion not already on the agenda should...

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  • What's Happening in Black British History? X

    23rd April 2019

    #WHBBHX is the tenth in an Institute of Commonwealth Studies series exploring the history of peoples of African origin and descent in Britain. The day features: New Books slot looking at Black British History: New Perspectives from the Roman Times to the Present Day, edited by Hakim Adi; Kate Morrison's A Book of Secrets and Thinking Black:...

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  • Teaching History 174: Out now

    12th April 2019

    Structure pervades our professional lives. From timetables to exam specs; from paragraph cohesion to causal mind maps; from boxing-match debates to formal moots, we spend a lot of time organising ourselves or our students into useful patterns. Even our lessons which exist on the edge of chaos require a lot...

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  • Great Debate 2019 winners

    3rd April 2019

    On Saturday 30 March 2019, a bright spring day, 21 students gathered at Windsor Castle for the Historical Association Great Debate final. The 21 finalists had already successfully won their local heats from across the UK and now they stood in the historic vaulted Vicar’s Hall, St George’s House, a stone's throw...

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  • Poster competition: Right to vote

    3rd April 2019

    The suffragists didn’t have the modern communication tools that we have today. Nonetheless, they used every opportunity they had to get their message out – leaflets, pamphlets, demonstrations, posters and petitions. They plastered the walls of the towns and cities where they lived with posters and banners declaring and demanding...

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  • Stephen Lawrence Day introduced in schools and at the London Marathon

    29th March 2019

    The Stephen Lawrence Trust was formed to provide a positive legacy to the senseless racially-motivated murder of Stephen Lawrence. This 22 April, the date of Stephen’s birthday, will be the inaugural national Stephen Lawrence Day. Every school in England has received a free information pack, including a personal letter from...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2019 – Primary prizes

    27th March 2019

    We want young people to get the bug for writing about history in an interesting and critical way. Each year the Historical Association in collaboration with the Spirit of Normandy Trust offers a series of awards to Primary school children for outstanding history scholarship. Children are asked to investigate, think and write about history. The...

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  • Annual Survey into History in English Secondary Schools

    14th March 2019

    For the past ten years, the Historical Association (HA) has worked with the University of Oxford and Reading University to carry out in-depth research on the state of history teaching in schools. These reports have informed decision-makers at the highest level, notably government, Ofsted and examination boards. The reports also...

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  • Primary History 81: Out now

    13th March 2019

    It seems we can’t escape the word ‘curriculum’ these days. The start of the year has brought us Ofsted’s new draft inspection framework, currently out for consultation. There is a new focus on the substance of education: what gets taught and how it gets taught. At first glance, there is...

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  • Three Cheers for Women!

    1st March 2019

    It’s Women’s History Month – a whole month dedicated to 52% of the global population. Yes, despite being the majority there is still a need to have a month dedicated to highlighting and celebrating women’s history – and that alone tells you how important it is to explore and emphasise...

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  • Responding to the latest Ofsted Consultation

    22nd February 2019

    This month Ofsted have issued a consultation on their new inspection framework entitled Education inspection framework 2019: inspecting the substance of education.  Over the past few years, the Historical Association’s surveys into history in English secondary schools have been showing how some schools have reduced opportunity and entitlement to study...

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  • The Historian 140: Out now

    21st February 2019

    It sometimes seems to those of us living in Scotland, Ireland and Wales that our histories have no importance to anyone beyond our borders and when Americans, and others around the world, say ‘England’ when they actually mean the ‘United Kingdom’, it is hard not to bristle. Contributors to this...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2019 – Secondary prizes

    12th February 2019

    Researching, writing and presenting ideas about a historical theme or period is one of the best parts about studying history so why leave it to the oldies. We want young people to get the bug for writing about history in an incisive, interesting and critical way while they are still...

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  • History Education International Research Network (HEIRNET) Conference 2019

    8th February 2019

    University of Vienna, Vienna, Austria2nd–4th September 2019 Vienna is the perfect venue for the HEIRNET 2019 conference; for over a thousand years it has been at the epicentre of European and wider world affairs with their deep historical side and tap roots that have continuously informed, influenced and shaped contemporary worlds...

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  • LGBT History Month 2019

    8th February 2019

    It is LGBT month and over the years the HA has done a lot to explore and raise awareness about LGBT history.  So for this year we thought it was about time that we pulled some of the information together so that you can find out more and, if you...

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  • Catch up on the latest updates with HA News

    7th February 2019

    The latest edition of HA News includes full details of the 2019 Annual Conference programme in one of England's oldest cities – Chester, as well as news from the world of history education, an obituary of former HA President Donald Read (1930-2018), the centenary of the Nuneaton Branch, updates on Young Quills and the Great Debate, HA tours,...

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

    7th February 2019

    Following the success of previous events in London, Liverpool, Bristol, Preston and Huddersfield, the 10th of the Institute of Commonwealth Studies (ICwS)’ Black British History Workshops will be held at the University of Leicester on Thursday 2nd May 2019. The ICwS welcome proposals for papers and presentations for these workshops...

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  • 2019 Medlicott Medal for services to history

    31st January 2019

    We are delighted to announce that the 2019 Medlicott Medal will be awarded to Professor Dame Janet L. Nelson – better known to all as Jinty. Jinty is a distinguished scholar of early medieval Europe and an influential figure to many historians. Her research has explored ideas of kingship and...

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