General Interest

  • My Name is Nero. Write Your Own Historical Story Competition 2010.

    20th July 2010

    Write Your Own Historical Story Competition 2010. As part of this competition the winners were invited to have their stories published on the Historical Association website. In the best stories pupils deliberately drew upon the historical fiction writer's devices to write well. They had clearly been explicitly taught how to...

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  • Humanist Heritage

    6th June 2010

    Every June the British Humanist Association (BHA) holds an awareness week around International Humanist Day. This year's Humanist Week, 21-27 June, has the theme of Humanist Heritage. Andrew Copson, Chief Executive of the BHA and a HA member says, 'From George Eliot to Aphra Behn, Viscount Morley to Bertrand Russell,...

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  • Black Saturday: Cuban Missile Crisis

    27th April 2010

    Saturday 27th October 1962 marked the height of the Cuban Missile Crisis. It was the day on which a Soviet SAM missile battery shot down an American U-2 spyplane over the Island. Declared American policy in such an event was to retaliate by launching an attack on an least one SAM...

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  • Victorian Gadgets

    24th April 2010

    "Weird, eccentric and everyday gadgets, contraptions and oddities from the past"How the collection startedIt all started down a hole in the ground on a Victorian rubbish dump in North London, my son, aged 13 decided that he wanted to dig for old bottles and pot lids on a local dump...

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  • Story Vault

    5th April 2010

    StoryVault.Com goes live - a portal to the past for future generationsHow often have you heard a person speaking and said "someone should record this before it's too late?" Fascinating memories from ordinary people which should not be allowed to be forgotten....Now you can, thanks to the ‘public' launch (1st...

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  • Great Debate Final 2010

    31st March 2010

    The Great Debate Final 2010 took place on Saturday 13th March at Clare College, Cambridge. Click here to view the finalists performances!During the autumn and winter 2009/2010 the Historical Association ran a nationwide historical debating competition across schools in the UK and the Republic of Ireland. Over 150 schools were involved and over 230 students...

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  • Normandy Day Association

    11th March 2010

    In 2001, it was foreseen that, as each year passes, the number of veterans of the D Day Landings diminish while those that are left would find it increasingly difficult to stand "on parade" and march: the contrast between the parades marking the 65th anniversary of the Landings and the...

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  • The History of the World in 100 Objects

    13th January 2010

    The British Museum, in partnership with BBC Radio 4 are launching The History of the World in 100 Objects. The scheme encourages an examination of life, traditions and customs in the past through  100 carefully chosen artefacts. Each week is a different featured artefact. The museum holds an exhibition of...

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  • Stories of Bromley Lost Memorials are now online!

    1st January 2010

    Records of thousands of people who lived in Bromley and district over a period of many centuries are now featured on the Kent Archaeological Society's website. The records, in the form of memorial inscriptions (‘MIs') on gravestones, tombs and monuments at the parish church of St Peter and St Paul,...

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  • Cabinet Papers from 1915 to 1978 online.

    27th January 2009

    The latest releases from the National Achieves including Jim Callaghan's fears about British defence and his plan to exclude Margaret Thatcher from the Royal Box. Discover online how the government of the day made those tough decisions during key events of the 20th century, covering two world wars and the...

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