HA News

  • Agincourt 600 competitions: winners revealed!

    23rd May 2016

    Our Agincourt 600 competitions have now concluded and we are delighted to announce the following winners. Exhibiting History exhibition competition Winners: Heathfield School, Worcestershire Runners-up: Kineton High School, Warwickshire Highly commended: Duke of Kent School, Surrey; Samuel Ryder Academy, Hertfordshire; St. Paul’s Girls’ School, London Heathfield School received a cheque...

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  • 2017 Teacher Fellowship Programme: the Cold War

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    Course Leader: Ben Walsh Academic Leader: Dr Jessica Reinisch (Birkbeck) The 2017 Teacher Fellowship Programme will focus on the history and historiography of the Cold War. The course will be taught by historians at Birkbeck College London in collaboration with the Historical Association. The programme will be fully funded, including...

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  • Young Quills 2016: shortlisted books

    16th May 2016

    We are delighted to announce titles shortlisted for the 2016 Young Quills Award for Historical Fiction. The winning titles will be announced on Tuesday 28 June 2016 and the Awards Evening will be on Tuesday 5 July. Full details of the titles and reviews from our Quills schools will be...

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  • The Agincourt Public Speaking Tournament 2016

    26th March 2016

    On Saturday 12th March 2016, forty-three students from nineteen schools convened at King’s College London for the Agincourt Tournament, a one-day public-speaking competition for 15-19 year olds organised by the Historical Association as part of our Agincourt 600 funded projects. The students travelled from across the country to present their...

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  • Report: National Primary History Survey 2015

    28th January 2016

    New History curriculum sparks enthusiasm, but no funding to deliver it.  The HA regularly monitors the state of history provision in schools at both primary and secondary level. Our findings from the latest survey of primary teachers and primary schools reveals the key issue affecting delivery in schools is funding...

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  • History Education Blogs

    18th January 2016

    The internet is full of bloggers and blogs. There are a number of great blogs out there related to history and history teaching. We thought we would start the ball rolling with a few interesting links. If you have found a blog particularly interesting, thought provoking, useful or even controversial,...

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  • HA response to 2015 EBacc consultation

    1st January 2016

    In November 2015 the government launched a consultation concerning implementing the EBacc and plans to extend the measure to 90% of eligible students. The HA responded to the consultation on our members’ behalf using data gathered from your responses to our annual survey. We support the notion of a requirement...

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    For Press or Media Enquiries please contact Paula Kitching: 07720 809481 To contribute an article or advertise in one of our publications contact Martin Hoare: 0207 820 5985 martin.hoare@history.org.uk   Press Releases: The Right Kind of History - David Cannadine Podcasts HA Survey Reports: Primary Surveys -  Secondary Surveys Lords debates...

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  • The Anniversary of Agincourt

    28th October 2015

    Six hundred years ago men of England and Wales stood in a field in France ready for battle. The battle, thanks to Shakespeare, would become one of the most famous of all time. Agincourt for generations has been swathed in myth and romance, but the reality of that time is...

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  • Professor Lisa Jardine CBE

    27th October 2015

    The Historical Association is saddened by the news of the passing of Lisa Jardine, historian and recipient of the HA’s Medlicott Medal. Lisa Jardine was one of Britain’s leading historians. Her commitment to history and public debate took her knowledge and intellect far beyond the usual confines of the academic....

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