General Interest

  • 100 Years of Suffrage

    6th February 2018

    The Representation of the People Act of 1918 gave the vote to all men and some women. Was it the greatest turning point in the history of British democracy? The Historical Association is looking forward to exploring that very question at the final of our Great Debate competition for students...

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  • October Revolution 1917 Centenary

    7th November 2017

    The Russian Revolution of October/November 1917 is undoubtedly one of the most important events of the early twentieth century. While revolutions were not new (indeed Russia had already had one in spring 1917), the seizing of power by the Bolsheviks and the introduction of a communist state most certainly was....

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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 1967: 50th anniversary

    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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  • Women's History Month 2017: 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • Did your ancestor fight in the Hundred Years War?

    20th October 2016

    If you’ve ever wondered whether your ancestors served as a medieval soldier in the Hundred Years War, a newly launched website from historians at the universities of Southampton and Reading may have the answer. The names of over 3,500 French soldiers linked to the Battle of Agincourt (1415) have been...

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  • The centenary of the Battle of the Somme

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    Up and down the UK and parts of France, as well as across the world vigils will be held over the next 141 days for those that fought and were affected by the Battle of the Somme. It is typical for most nations to commemorate their victories and successes and...

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