General Interest

  • Professor Sir David Cannadine receives the 2013 Medlicott Medal

    19th June 2013

    On the evening of 18 June 2013 Professor Cannadine received the Medlicott medal an annual award given by the Historical Association to individuals for outstanding services and current contributions to history. Professor Cannadine is a well-known and influential historian, currently based in the UK and The USA. The Medlicott medal...

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  • HA Interview with David Cannadine 2013

    6th June 2013

    On June 18 2013 David Cannadine will formally receive the Historical Association's Medlicott Medal for Services to History. In anticipation of the evening awards event that will culminate in a lecture by Professor Cannadine, we met with the great man to reflect on his award and his career. During the...

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  • Cartoons and Mr Men - response to Michael Gove, May 2013

    12th May 2013

    On the morning of Thursday 9th May (2013) the Secretary of State for Education delivered a speech at Brighton College entitled "What does it mean to be an educated person?" In his speech Mr Gove criticises those who have opposed his department's proposals for the new National Curriculum suggesting those...

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  • HA Annual Conference 2013

    14th February 2013

    Our 2013 Annual Conference will take place in York on Friday 10 May and Saturday 11 May at the Park Inn Hotel, York. Our two Conference days will be packed with fantastic lectures, teaching workshops, historical visits and more, and will cater for all our education practitioners and history enthusiasts. Book...

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  • The New History Curriculum 2013 - Read it here

    8th February 2013

    We have published in full the draft Purpose, Aims, Attainment and Programme of Study for History Key Stage 1 to 3. Please scroll down the page to view. A number of you have already left comments on our website and have recorded your view on our poll. Please continue to...

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  • The New National Curriculum Draft, 2013

    7th February 2013

    The draft of the new Programme of Study for History has now been published.  We are preparing a full statement which will follow shortly.  Whilst there are some elements of the curriculum aims we support, overall we have some serious concerns and regret the way in which this national curriculum...

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  • The Richard III Foundation

    25th September 2012

    The Richard III Foundation, Inc. has welcomed the news that the current archaeological project at the Greyfriars church site in Leicester appears to have led to the recovery of the last mortal remains of King Richard III. Whilst DNA testing will be used to verify the identity of the body,...

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  • HA Annual Conference 2013

    26th August 2012

    York, 10-11 May 2013 Presidential Lecture: Professor Jackie Eales How glorious was Gloriana? Elizabeth I and her historians Saturday Lecture: Marc Morris - The Norman Conquest Marc presented the TV series Castle and wrote the accompanying book. Marc's talk will be based on his new book, The Norman Conquest, which...

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  • Mysteries of East Farleigh's Roman 'curse scroll'

    22nd July 2012

    Kent Archaeological Society The names of 14 people who may have lived in East Farleigh, Kent, nearly 2,000 years ago have been deciphered on a lead scroll found during Maidstone Area Archaeological Group's ‘dig' on the site of a Roman farmstead in a field off Lower Road.Measuring 60 mm by 100...

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  • Three Public meetings on The Titanic, Co Armagh

    10th April 2012

    Event being held in Bessbrook Town Hall, 19, 20, 21 April 2012 from 8 -9 pm each evenng. The meetings are held to mark the 100 anniversary Of The Titanic. The evening will conist of a powerpoint presentation on the story of the Titanic from the build, to the sinking...

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