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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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  • British Science Week 2024

    1st February 2024

    Next month we have British Science Week (8-17 March). This year's theme is ‘Time’ – so we thought we would give you some time to see why it is important. An awful lot of human history is the development of science and technology; it could also be argued that a...

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  • LGBTQ+ History Month 2024

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    The study of history allows historians to explore the past in many ways and for many reasons. In recent years the debates around understanding wider histories, or less narrow interpretations of history, and the people who are part of it have been important. It is not that the past was...

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  • New Podcast Series: The Ancient Near East

    18th January 2024

    It is hard to underestimate the impact that the ancient Near East has had on the history of the world, and the lasting hold it has had on our imaginations. From the birth of the written word, the wheel and the first city-states to the pyramids and the pharaohs, we...

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  • Historical anniversaries in 2024

    2nd January 2024

    It’s the start of a new year – what can we expect? As we don’t have a crystal ball we can’t tell you what will happen, but as historians we can tell you about some of the things we will be remembering or marking over 2024. We think there will...

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  • Richard III and the Princes controversy – a classic new year whodunnit!

    2nd January 2024

    Around 30 years ago I came across a book called The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey. It’s a novel about a detective who tries to solve the mystery of the two Plantagenet princes who disappeared from the Tower of London under their uncle’s watch. Their uncle was to become King Richard...

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  • Napoleon – the film version!

    29th November 2023

    The British have always been a bit snarky about Napoleon – I guess that’s the way victors can play it. For the French, they often seem either to love or loathe him; the same it seems goes for many historians. What does seem to be clear from the recent discussions...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2024

    29th November 2023

    27 January 2024 is Holocaust Memorial Day, an annual event to recognise and remember the murder of six million Jews, as well as other victims of Nazi persecution including minority groups and political and ideological opponents. The day is also an opportunity to remember the other genocides that have been...

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  • The Wolfson History Prize 2023

    29th November 2023

    On 13 November 2023 some of the HA team were fortunate enough to be in a glorious room at Claridge’s in Mayfair, London to hear the announcement of the winner of the prestigious Wolfson History Prize. To a full room it was announced that the winner was independent historian Halik...

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  • 60th anniversary of JFK's assassination

    1st November 2023

    If my generation all remember where they were when the aeroplanes, hijacked by terrorists, flew into the Twin Towers on 11 September 2001, then my parents' generation all knew where they were when they heard about the assassination of US President John F. Kennedy. Before the conspiracy theorists and the...

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  • Modern Polish History, British-Polish relations & the British Polish community

    1st November 2023

    The Kingdom of Poland started its existence in the medieval period as one of the most important countries of eastern Europe. Positioned on key trading routes, it became a powerful nation that had periods of remarkable stability, playing a major role in both the Renaissance and the Reformation. Despite this,...

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  • Remembrance Day 2023

    17th October 2023

    When the seasons change and the autumn and winter coats come out with a bare lapel space, we are often reminded that Remembrance time is upon us. In this and recent years the reality of war has never been far away from our news feeds. That reality may be overseas...

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  • Disability History Month

    17th October 2023

    Physical, mental and neurological disability and differences have existed for as long as people have roamed the earth, with different cultures, groups and communities responding differently to how to support those individuals. How disability has been recognised and treated is not something that has always been recorded over human history,...

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  • Career opportunity: join our Primary History Editorial Board

    16th October 2023

    We are looking for 4 volunteers: 2 Editors 2 Associate Editors Contribute to the teaching profession Details are set out below in respect of a fantastic opportunity to contribute to the teaching profession by volunteering for the HA, while at the same time enhancing your own career development. You will...

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  • Halloween and horror history

    3rd October 2023

    If you are over the age of fourteen you probably don’t get the excitement of Halloween. In fact, you might wonder generally what the fuss is about a Christian-Pagan entwined anniversary that leads to the excitement of children and their demands for sugar. However, as adults it is an opportunity...

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  • Historical anniversaries 2023-24

    3rd October 2023

    Some things are important every year; others only seem to hit our radar when it’s a significant anniversary – think Bonfire Night versus The Battle of Waterloo. That is why we refresh and update our anniversaries calendar every year. For what is left of 2023 we have the 75th anniversary...

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  • Which historical place or person from your local area deserves greater recognition?

    2nd October 2023

    Each year, the HA hosts and promotes Local History Month in May, which seems like a long way  off right now but we believe in planning ahead. We also believe that now is the time to celebrate some of the rich history and histories that are found in our local...

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  • William Dalrymple CBE to present HA conference keynote lecture

    2nd October 2023

    We are delighted to announce that the Saturday morning keynote speaker will be the hugely acclaimed historian, writer, curator and broadcaster William Dalrymple CBE. His award-winning books include: From the Holy Mountain: A Journey in the Shadow of Byzantium White Mughals Return of a King: The Battle for Afghanistan The Anarchy: The...

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  • Historical anniversaries calendar

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    Historical anniversaries can be a great way to get children and young people interested in a subject or to raise awareness about a particular issue. This resource is free to everyone. For access to hundreds of other high-quality history and education resources along with free or discounted CPD and membership of a thriving community of...

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