HA News

  • Before the Somme came Loos

    5th October 2015

    The Battle of the Somme in 1916, with the highest number of casualties ever experienced by the British army in one day, meant that it became on the of the most famous events of the First World War. Over the last 100 years that notoriety has meant that while its...

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  • Agincourt 600 and the HA

    3rd September 2015

    To commemorate the 600 anniversary of the Battle of Agincourt the Historical Association is embarking on a number of exciting projects.Funded by Agincourt 600 the charity created to ensure that the battle is remembered this October the HA will deliver a far reaching and exciting programme of educational activities. There...

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  • Irene Collins

    21st July 2015

    It is with great sorrow that we have learnt of the death of Irene Collins. Irene was much loved and greatly admired by many people in the HA. She was President of the HA from 1982 to 1985 and in 1996 was awarded the Medlicott Medal for Services to History....

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  • Film: An Interview with Margaret MacMillan

    7th July 2015

    The HA are delighted to announce that the Medlicott Medal for 2015 has been awarded to Professor Margaret MacMillan. The Medlicott Medal is for outstanding contributions to the study and enjoyment of history. The award will be presented on Wednesday 8 July 2015 in central London, where she will also...

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  • Winners of the Young Quills for Historical Fiction 2015

    6th July 2015

    The ‘Young Quills' Award for Historical Fiction recognises the powerful role that fiction can have for introducing, informing and exciting young people about historical events, characters and places. The competition is for books that tell a story with a strong and accurate historical setting. There are two categories divided according...

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  • 2015 Historical Fiction Competition: Winners Announced

    24th June 2015

    This year's Write Your Own Historical Fiction competition has been bigger and better than ever. We were not only astounded by the number of entries we received, but also be the very high standard, which makes the judging process very difficult. This year, we were very ably helped by student...

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  • HA 'A' Level essay competition winner 2015

    23rd June 2015

    In this year of anniversaries, we asked A-Level students who they might choose to erect a statue of in Parliament Square. Choices had to be argued in an essay of no more than 2000 words. The standard of entries was very high and there were some very interesting choices -...

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  • 2015 Key Stage 3 Anniversaries Competition Winners announced

    22nd June 2015

    We asked students in key stage 3 to produce a remembrance poster for a person/event anniversary that means something to them, telling us why the person or event should be remembered.  The judges were impressed by the standard of the entries and had a difficult job deciding between such a...

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  • Magna Carta after 800 Years: From liber homo to modern freedom

    21st May 2015

    In June 2015 we celebrate the 800th anniversary of the signing of one of  the key legal documents in English political history, the "Great Charter" (Magna Carta). When a group of disgruntled Barons forced King John to sign a document in June 1215 at Runnymede near Windsor, listing his political and legal...

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  • Global Learning and Primary History

    29th April 2015

    Hawkeshead Primary School in the Lake District is a small village school, with a teaching head. Yet they have gone to great pains to integrate the ideals of Global Learning into their curriculum. They are an Expert Centre, leading a team of 20 local schools - primary and secondary -...

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