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  • Great new sponsor for the Great Debate

    1st October 2019

    We are pleased to announce that BBC History magazine and BBC World Histories have teamed up with the Historical Association to sponsor the Great Debate – one of the country’s leading speaking competitions for 15 to 18 year olds. The Historical Association has been running the Great Debate for over...

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  • Teaching History 176: Out now

    1st October 2019

    Read Teaching History 176 Widening Vistas "History is like a palimpsest, a medieval parchment in which, as the ink of one set of writing faded, another document was written on top of it, until over the years several layers of writing accumulated, one on top of the other…" In this...

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  • Black History Month 2019

    1st October 2019

    Black History Month is now a well-established part of the year, with many schools and communities using the month as a way to celebrate Black culture as well as individuals from the Black communities and no longer just as a way to campaign for greater inclusion. Here at the HA...

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  • Modern China at 70

    1st October 2019

    Right now some of you are thinking ‘but China is far older than 70’, and while you are correct, the China we know today – Modern China – is indeed only 70 years old. The Ancient China of the Great Wall, Terracotta Warriors and priceless Ming vases was upended and...

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  • Remembering and celebrating

    27th September 2019

    Congratulations to Charlotte Lee who got married earlier this year and decided to remember her late father in the most incredible way. Stephen J Lee was Head of History at Bromsgrove School in Birmingham, UK. His publications include Russia and the USSR (Routledge, 2005) and Hitler and Nazi Germany, 2nd...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2019 – Winners

    16th September 2019

    Each year the Historical Association partners with The Spirit of Normandy Trust to award young historians who have shown excellent knowledge and demonstrated historical argument around a subject associated with a series of themes. The competition is divided into age brackets and the entry at secondary level is by essay judged...

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  • Catch up with the new-look HA News

    10th September 2019

    Welcome to the first of a new format for HA News, with a new look, a new editor, and a new feature article exploring historical anniversaries and themes. HA News now also includes Tony Badger's President's Column. The latest edition also includes updates from the HA plus our education team and committees, news of Jubilee Fellows for...

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  • Battle of Arnhem Anniversary

    2nd September 2019

    This September marks the 75th anniversary of the Battle of Arnhem in 1944 - otherwise known as Operation Market Garden. Launched on 17 September, it was an Allied attack to take further parts of Western Europe from Nazi control and continue the push created over the summer. Building on the successes...

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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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  • 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 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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  • 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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  • The Chartered Teacher Programme (CTHist)

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    Chartered Teacher of History (CTHist) status is designed to ensure that teachers who choose to remain within the classroom have their contributions and expertise recognised and to provide an assurance for senior leaders that history staff are committed to their continued development. This accreditation confers a distinction on its holder...

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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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  • 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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