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  • HA Coronavirus response

    17th March 2020

    HA staff available by email Due to the current situation with the Coronavirus (COVID-19) the HA is following government advice and all our staff are now working from home. We are available by email. If you have a general enquiry contact us using enquiries@history.org.uk or if the query is in relation to membership...

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  • Your HA Virtual Branch

    14th January 2021

    The HA Virtual Branch is a great way to keep your history up-to-date, whether you are working or relaxing, all from the comfort of your home. The branch is available to everybody, and recordings of the talks are made available online after the event for HA members. Wednesday 3 February,...

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  • Anniversaries in 2021

    6th January 2021

    It is 2021 and time to look forward – though with so much uncertainty, perhaps looking back is easier? However, there is a half-way stage – to mark anniversaries of the past but in the present. That way we can look back with the satisfaction that we’re not living in...

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  • Holocaust Memorial Day 2021

    6th January 2021

    Holocaust Memorial Day (HMD) was founded nearly 20 years ago. Its purpose was to commemorate and educate everyone about the Holocaust and all the victims of Nazi persecution, but also to include and raise awareness of subsequent recognised genocides. From the very start, the plans for commemoration involved participation in events...

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  • HA Tour of Portsmouth

    10th December 2020

    Tour Leaders: Elizabeth Yarker and Kathleen Morris HA Tour of Portsmouth Our hotel, right on the beach in Southsea, very near Portsmouth Historic Dockyard, is an excellent base for our survey of nearly two thousand years of defence, from the Saxon Shore Fort at Portchester, with its Norman castle in...

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  • The Great Debate 2020 – The final!

    4th December 2020

    And the winner is: Thomas Locke Portsmouth Grammar School Runner up: James Lester The Judd School Honourable mentions: Eleanor Clark Exeter School Meg Wishart Broxburn Academy This year the final was a little different but just as fantastic as previous years. With all the teenage finalists presenting a range of...

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  • The Historian 147: Out now

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  • HA Virtual Conference Round-up 2020

    1st December 2020

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  • A holiday season with a difference

    1st December 2020

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  • Standing together in silence for Remembrance

    30th October 2020

    One hundred years ago the UK was preparing for only its second Armistice Day, the war still very fresh in many people’s minds. The area around Westminster Abbey in London was preparing for the arrival of ‘The Unknown Warrior’ – the dead body of a British soldier selected at random...

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