General Interest

  • Professor Sir Richard J Evans awarded the HA's Norton Medlicott Medal 2014

    22nd January 2014

    Professor Sir Richard J Evans awarded the Historical Association's Norton Medlicott Medal for Services to History 2014 The Historical Association is very excited to award this year's Norton Medlicott Medal for an outstanding contribution to History to an important contemporary advocate of historical research and learning. Prof Sir Richard J...

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  • Nelson Mandela

    5th December 2013

    The Historical Association shares in the global reflection at the passing of Nelson Mandela.Whilst history will remember many events and individuals for all manner of things and deeds, only a few individuals can stand above the historical record and be said to have guided it. Mandela's influence as a leader,...

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  • Flash Fiction Competition 2013 - The Winner

    1st July 2013

    The judges met on 27th June 2013 to discuss the entries they had all previously read. These entries were all very good and came from a range of periods - Tudor and Stuart England, the sixteenth, eighteenth and twentieth centuries and covered such diverse topics as smuggling, the Reformation, revolution...

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  • 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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