General Interest

  • Out of the Shadows Conference 2017

    7th July 2017

    Join us for a day full of talks, debate, workshops, role play and mock campaigns, as we examine a wide range of thought-provoking topics including: UK Government: Power of the Prime Minister US Government: Power of the President and Congress Warfare Global politics Intelligence The Cold War Electoral interference Drones...

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  • 2017 Medlicott Medal

    14th June 2017

    We are delighted to announce that the Medlicott Medal for 2017 has been awarded to Professor Mary Beard OBE FSA FBA. Mary Beard is known to many through her television and radio work and her highly acclaimed books. She is Professor of Classics at the University of Cambridge and editor...

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  • Battle of Messines Ridge centenary

    9th June 2017

    Messines Ridge is part of the arc of high ground in the south-east corner around Ypres in Flanders, to which the Germans tactically withdrew in autumn 1914 helping to form the Ypres Salient. From this vantage point the Germans were able to see just about anything the Allies did in...

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  • The Six Day War

    5th June 2017

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Six Day War, a conflict which marked a significant turning point for the new Israel and its identity in the Middle East. The start of the twentieth century saw different relations developing between the communities in the region of the Middle...

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  • 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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