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  • Professor Justin Champion

    18th June 2020

    With great sadness the Historical Association has learned of the death of our former President, Professor Justin Champion on 10th June after a long illness. Justin was President of the Historical Association from May 2014 until May 2017 and he was a very popular choice, partly because of his background...

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  • Tackling racism: a continuing dialogue

    10th June 2020

    Recent events in the UK and the USA have once more raised the issue of racism to the top of the news agenda, providing us all with an opportunity to reflect on the type of society we want to live in and that we want to create. Racism has deep...

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  • Thank you to all our volunteers

    1st June 2020

    This Volunteers' Week I would like to say an enormous thank you to all our wonderful volunteers, in all of their roles for the Historical Association. It is only with the enthusiasm and support of a range of individuals from many backgrounds, who are all passionate about history and about...

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  • Annual General Meeting 2020

    13th May 2020

    Participating in our AGM is just one of the ways that members can get involved in shaping the direction of the Historical Association. We have taken the decision to hold the AGM in a virtual environment this year on Thursday 18 June 2020 at 17.00. All individual members, and one...

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  • Local History Month 2020

    1st May 2020

    It’s that time of year again when we encourage everyone to look around them and to explore their local history – but like everything at the moment it’s a little different this year compared to usual. Local History is one of those areas that defies historic time periods and can...

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  • All About the Tudors

    1st May 2020

    Name one of the most popular eras of history in the UK and many will name the Tudors. It’s not surprising really; there are love affairs, heroic battles, political intrigue, good guys (and girls) and villains. However, Tudor history is also complex, with people switching allegiances and advisers arriving and...

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  • VE Day – 75 years since the end of the Second World War

    1st May 2020

    Despite moving May Bank Holiday from a Monday to a Friday, and with 75 years’ worth of opportunity to plan, no-one could have predicted that the 75th anniversary of the end of the Second World War in Europe would have to be done in lockdown. So, although sadly there won’t...

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  • Welcoming Peter Mandler as the new Historical Association President

    30th April 2020

    We are delighted to announce that Professor Peter Mandler has accepted the position of President of the HA. Professor Mandler will be taking over the position from Professor Tony Badger who will step down this later this year. Peter Mandler was born in the USA in 1958, educated at Oxford and...

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  • Film: Tudor Royal Authority

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  • Film: Writing history - The Life & Legend of the Sultan Saladin

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