General Interest

  • Stories of WW2 Women

    11th May 2017

    A project to reveal the stories of female volunteers, The Hidden Histories of a Million Wartime Women, launched a fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter in early May 2016. The project has since then hit its £25,000 target and the digitisation of thousands of diary entries, which were awarded UNESCO UK...

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  • Rare William Caxton print discovered

    5th May 2017

    Pages printed more than 500 years ago by William Caxton, who brought printing to England, have been discovered by the University of Reading. There are no other known surviving examples of these two pages anywhere in the world, from a book believed to have been printed in London in the...

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  • May is Local and Community History Month

    1st May 2017

    Local history is an important part of the world around us. From the way a street is planned, to the employment that is available, to why that settlement is in that place at all - knowledge of local history can help supply answers and information. It can be the opportunity...

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  • Are we there yet? Women as equals in a modern world

    8th March 2017

    For International Women’s Day and Women’s History month we are releasing our podcasts on: The Women’s Movement - Social and Political Change in the UK 1800-present. In the UK during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries women in organised groups began to challenge the world around them. They fought to be...

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  • Did you say Europe?

    6th March 2017

    On the 9th of June the French Embassy will launch A Date with History in York. Every year this event will bring together historians from France and the UK focusing on a specific theme. In its first year, A Date with History will bring together leading historians from France and...

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  • BBC History Magazine Event

    16th February 2017

    BBC History Magazine is taking over the M Shed museum in Bristol for the weekend of Saturday 25 and Sunday 26 February for three fascinating events with some of the biggest names in history. On 25 February, the weekend will open with a day of talks exploring one of Britain's...

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  • British Values: Free CPD event

    17th January 2017

    The Global Learning Project is holding a free CPD event that focuses on helping teachers develop a whole-school approach to engaging with 'British values' through a global perspective. Open to state-funded schools in England, this event has been developed to demonstrate the benefits of introducing global learning across a wide range...

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  • Our Migration Story

    11th January 2017

    Our Migration Story: The Making of Britain is an Arts and Humanities Research Council-funded collaboration between the Runnymede Trust and academics based at the universities of Cambridge and Manchester. Drawing on the words and research of over 60 historians based in universities and historical institutions – including the National Archives,...

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  • Early Career Researcher History Event

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    The Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC) is holding a one day History event which will bring together members of our Peer Review College (PRC) and early career researchers from across the discipline. The day will be both an opportunity to discuss the current state of the discipline, including emerging...

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  • Launching ‘The Stuarts: 1603-1714’

    4th November 2016

    Perfect for use in schools – it is the Stuart era in 7 minutes! This lively animated film, narrated by comedian David Mitchell, is the perfect way to introduce both students and the wider public to this rich and complex period of British history. The Stuart era – which includes...

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