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  • Apology: Move Me On, TH185 

    17th January 2022

    The Historical Association would like to offer an unreserved apology for serious errors of judgement in relation to the Move Me On problem presented within Teaching History 185.   We recognise that the content of this feature has caused offence, that it contained negative stereotypical biases which we failed to recognise and act...

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  • Catch up with HA News

    17th January 2022

    In the spring 2022 edition of HA News Jason Todd looks at what diversity means to the HA while Deputy President Alison Kitson shares ‘What got me into history’. We also ask for your involvement in an exciting new project to commemorate the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee, detail the winners of our 2021 Young Quills award for historical fiction and announce our...

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  • The Queen's Platinum Jubilee

    4th January 2022

    This summer our patron, Queen Elizabeth II, has her Platinum Jubilee. It is the longest reign of any British monarch. For many of us in the UK and abroad, she is the only head of state that we have ever known. In those 70 years that she has been queen,...

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  • Historical anniversaries in 2022

    4th January 2022

    While we have no idea of what 2022 might hold in store for us, we do at least know what we will be commemorating, celebrating and reflecting on when it comes to historical anniversaries. The main focus for many will be the Queen’s Platinum Jubilee and we have lots lined...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2022

    4th January 2022

    The events of the Holocaust and the other genocides of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries can seem overwhelming and too much to take on board. That is one of the reasons why each year’s Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) has a specific theme. For 2022 the theme is ‘One Day’, a...

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  • Your Secondary CPD calendar Summer 2022

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    We know that it's not easy for teachers to get out of school or have budgets to afford a plentiful supply of CPD. We know how essential your CPD is to you and that is why we have worked to provide a wide range of online learning and webinar-based CPD...

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  • Government response to the ITT Market Review consultation

    2nd December 2021

    The government has published a response to the ITT Market Review consultation carried out in the summer of 2021. The consultation proposed radical changes to the ITT landscape. The HA responded to the consultation due to the possible unintended consequences that the proposals may have for quality and supply of history...

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  • Help the National Portrait Gallery develop their schools offer

    1st December 2021

    The National Portrait Gallery is looking for teachers – secondary art, secondary history, primary school and teachers working in specialist settings – to help develop their schools offer. The Gallery is currently undergoing a massive transformation that will include a complete rehang of all their galleries, a new state-of-the-art learning centre, and...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2022 – take part (Secondary prizes)

    4th November 2021

    Researching, writing and presenting ideas about a historical theme or period is one of the best parts about studying history. We want young school and college aged students to get the bug for writing about history in an incisive, interesting and critical way. That is why each year the Historical...

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  • Young Historian Awards 2022 – take part (Primary prizes)

    4th November 2021

    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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  • HA awards evening 2021 round-up

    1st October 2021

    Finally it happened – the HA annual (usually) awards evening, known to many as ‘the Medlicott evening’. Normally held in summer, the event is an opportunity to recognise some of the incredible contributions that people make to the continuation of history for all in this country, as historians, writers, educators...

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  • Catch up with HA News

    8th September 2021

    In the autumn 2021 edition of HA News we have a number of articles looking at aspects of membership, including a history of HA membership (it's all gone a bit meta!), but we also have some stories that will appeal to all. There's a short history of Berlin to tie in...

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  • 20th anniversary of 9/11 – a personal reflection

    1st September 2021

    I remember exactly where I was and what I was doing as the news began to reach me about there being a terrorist attack in the United States. It didn’t seem real and if I hadn’t been working in Westminster where these things are taken very seriously, I might not...

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  • The Historical Association Response to the Initial Teacher Training Market Review Consultation

    26th August 2021

    On 5 July 2021 the government launched a consultation into proposals for reform of initial teacher training in England following a review of the market. The recommendations are part of wider reforms to initial teacher training. The proposals outlined in the consultation included the extension of courses to allow for...

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  • HA Conference 2021 round-up

    1st July 2021

    So, we didn’t all get to pack into a room together and chat loudly and sort through our new canvas HA bag this year, but we did still have a conference. A second year done using digital technology rather than meeting up face-to-face – and a second success. We built...

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  • Celebrating our wonderful volunteers

    1st June 2021

    It is Volunteers’ Week – a time to celebrate all that volunteers do for charities such as ourselves, but also to remind people how much volunteering can help people to develop skills, make friends and improve mental health. To demonstrate that, see what some of our members and volunteers say:...

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  • Take part in Art Fund research and get a free Teacher Art Pass

    18th May 2021

    Every child should have the chance to enjoy museums and galleries as places of learning, inspiration, fun and exchange. Over the next school year Art Fund want to work with teachers to research and shape programmes of support for using museums and galleries in their teaching. If you teach at...

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  • The Historical Association Honorary Fellows 2021

    30th April 2021

    The HA has a number of Fellowships and Fellows. Some are for teaching achievements, some are from participation on a course or similar, others are for lengthy membership such as our Jubilee Fellows – and then we have our Honorary Fellows. These are awarded to people who have shown dedication...

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  • Stephen Lawrence Day 2021

    14th April 2021

    22 April is Stephen Lawrence Day, marking the anniversary of his murder in 1993. The killing of Stephen Lawrence by a group of young men simply because he was Black was a horrific crime, but the failure to correctly pursue the killers because of the Metropolitan Police’s own racism was an appalling...

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  • AGM 2021

    12th April 2021

    Thank you for being a member of the Historical Association. Your membership is what enables the HA to continue supporting the teaching, learning and enjoyment of history at all levels, for generations to come. As part of our membership community you are important in shaping the development of the association,...

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