HA News

  • The HA presents books by Asa Briggs to Keighley Library

    28th February 2018

    When Professor Asa Briggs died in 2016, the Historical Association lost a very dear and loyal friend. As a result the decision was made to publish a special edition of The Historian to celebrate the life of Lord Briggs. The intention was to focus on his work and achievements as an...

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  • The Historian 136: Out now

    22nd February 2018

    Regular readers of The Historian will have noticed that our Editorial Board have been, over many years, identifying significant historical anniversaries which we feel are important to recognise. In this edition you will find three articles which deliberately identify the fiftieth anniversary of the Sexual Offences Act (1967) as a...

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  • The Age of Revolutions – The Residential

    9th February 2018

    Somewhere on a battlefield in Belgium in February a rebel group comb the countryside, gather intelligence (knowledge), share expertise and plot their future actions. Who are they? What are they really doing? WHAT ARE THEIR INTENTIONS?! Actually it turns out they are with the Historical Association, and they are a...

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  • 2018 Medlicott Medal for services to history

    22nd January 2018

    We are absolutely delighted to be awarding the 2018 Medlicott Medal to Justin Champion. Justin has, as you know, just served three years as President of the Association and it was an absolute joy to work with him. However, the Medlicott Medal is not awarded for services to the HA...

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  • HA Membership Survey Results 2017

    12th January 2018

    In our 2017 membership surveys we invited you to tell us more about your membership experience, what you value, and what we can do to improve. We would like to say a huge thank you to our 490 members who took the time to respond to the survey and share...

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  • Teaching History 169: Out now

    19th December 2017

    Access Teaching History 169 here (Free to HA Secondary members) Editorial: A Time and a Place The relationship between history and geography in schools is often rather ambivalent. Recent curriculum changes in England have prompted the reconstruction of strong subject boundaries, although many history teachers continue to work alongside their geography...

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  • RAF100 January launch

    15th December 2017

    The RAF 100 Schools project is an exciting and innovative set of resources for schools to explore history and STEM during the Royal Air Force centenary year. The resources have been created by the Historical Association and the Institute of Physics and will all be available free on a new...

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  • History is popular in Primary schools: HA survey findings 2017

    8th December 2017

    History is popular in Primary schools – but it is under-resourced and many teachers do not feel that they are provided with the CPD that they would like to really get to grips with the subject. The majority of primary school teachers do not have a history degree or any...

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  • Report on the HA tour to Belgium October 2017

    17th November 2017

    At a very early hour on the morning of 10 October, 28 hardy souls gathered near Victoria Station to join our seventh biennial HA tour.  Soon we were on our way to the Channel Tunnel and our first destination of Ghent, where we were able to admire Van Eyck’s magnificent...

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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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