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  • Revolution starts off new Historical Association Bristol Branch

    25th October 2017

     On Wednesday’s  the 11th October a packed lecture theatre with an audience of 120 heard the first lecture of the new Bristol Historical Association.  Professor Chris Read of Warwick gave a fascinating lecture on the question “Is there anything to celebrate about the Russian Revolution”.  Professor Read ranged through questions...

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  • Take Part in the Great Debate 2018

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    The Historical Association is inviting students to take part in the 2018 Great Debate. The Great Debate is a national public-speaking competition for sixth-form students with an interest in history. To take part, students have to present a five-minute speech answering this year's question: 'Was the 1918 extension of the franchise...

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  • Primary History 77: Out Now

    4th October 2017

    ‘Raindrops on roses and whiskers on kittens …’ so the familiar song goes when referring to a few of my favourite things. Hearing Michael Wood speaking at the HA Annual Conference at Manchester about the Anglo-Saxons as one of his own favourite things in history, he made reference to how...

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  • The Cold War

    29th September 2017

    Finding a specific date for the start of the Cold War is difficult, but most historians would agree that by autumn of 1947 the division between East and West was set. Relations between the Allies had been awkward at various points throughout the Second World War, after all for many...

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  • The Young Historian Awards 2018

    25th September 2017

    If you think you or someone you know (who is 16 years of age or under) could be the next Lucy Worsley or Simon Schama then this competition is for you/them. The Historical Association in collaboration with the Spirit of Normandy Trust has organised an annual award scheme for young...

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  • Teaching History 168: out now

    20th September 2017

    ‘Are we nearly there yet?’ In England, as we embark on another academic year with no end in sight to curriculum reform, this particular journey does seem to have gone on for a long time. When grappling with the challenges posed by simultaneous reforms to both A-level and GCSE the demands of...

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  • Well done on GCSE results!

    24th August 2017

    Congratulations to all students getting your results today – whatever your history result, you have just passed a big milestone in your life. With all the pressures of the modern world it is important to now take some time out to just relax before the next stage takes over. If...

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  • Well done on A Level results day!

    17th August 2017

    Congratulations to all our budding young historians for their A-level results and to their teachers for inspiring them with a love for history and helping them achieve their grades. Students who sat their A-level history in June were the first cohort to be examined in the recently revised linear A-levels....

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  • Podcast Series: Indian Independence movements

    15th August 2017

    70 years on from Indian Independence, we are delighted to release two new podcasts looking in depth at the movements that led to the historic events of August 1947. In the first podcast, Dr Pritipuspa Mishra from the University of Southampton questions to what extent the independence movement was a unified...

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  • The Partition of India – 70 years on

    3rd August 2017

    Britain had formally governed the Indian subcontinent from 1858, although its influence there had been growing for the previous two centuries. India was considered the jewel in the crown of the British Empire. Political, ethnic and regional movements in India were opposed to being part of a foreign Empire, and...

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