General Interest

  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • The HA Great Debate Final 2015

    1st April 2015

    "A fantastic final with outstanding contributions from all the finalists" Professor Justin Champion, judge of the Historical Association Great Debate final.Click here to access the film of the event...After five months of regional heats across the UK and the Republic of Ireland the final for the Historical Association's student debating...

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  • Professor Margaret MacMillan awarded 2015 Medlicott Medal

    12th February 2015

    The HA are delighted to announce that the Medlicott Medal for 2015 has been awarded to Professor Margaret MacMillan. Margaret MacMillan is currently Warden of St Antony's College Oxford. Her work on twentieth-century history, particularly the history of the First World War, has received international recognition. Her recent book, The...

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  • The 1st National Festival of LGBT History

    29th January 2015

    We are very excited to inform you of the 1st National History Festival - 13-15th February 2015 - Manchester.There are several strands to the festivalThe link below takes you to the FREE family and schools strand which comprise teachers and writers demonstrating and reading books and lessons that are appropriate for children...

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  • The Holocaust: 70 years since the liberation of Auschwitz Birkenau.

    27th January 2015

    27 January 2015 is the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Auschwitz-Birkenau, the Nazi concentration and Death camp in occupied Poland. The camp was a large industrialised centre for the exploitation and murder of the Jews of Europe. It was also a murder site for the Roma and Sinti (Gypsies)...

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  • A new series of titles from the HA

    25th October 2014

    History E-Readers provide a brief introduction and overview of current research on a variety of topics and provide a handy reading list for those who want to delve further into the subjects. Current titles are available as E-books for your Kindle or other e-book devices from Amazon. Current Titles include:...

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  • An interview with outgoing president Jackie Eales 2014

    30th August 2014

    An au revoir but not goodbye from outgoing HA President Professor Jackie Eales Jackie Eales has been an enthusiastic President for the last three years who has been very happy to visit many of the branches to give lectures and to assist in key HA events. Jackie's lectures at the...

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