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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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  • Stories of Chislehurst's lost memorials

    8th March 2010

    Records of thousands of people who lived in Chislehurst 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, tablets, tombs and monuments at St Nicholas, Chislehurst's 15th century parish church, were...

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  • Shared Heritage

    8th February 2010

    The full report "Embedding Shared Heritage" (2009) from the Heritage Diversity Taskforce has some useful thoughts about diversifying and democratising archives including developing a variety of different models of custody and shared ownership with communities and their archive collections. The Mayor's Commission on African and Asian Heritage (MCAAH) launched its report,...

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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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  • Why history matters?

    17th June 2009

    Podcast of the round table discussion available here! The History Matters Annual Conference in May 2009 saw the best turnout we've had for some time with a healthy and representative mix of HA members. Our thanks to all those who contributed their time and energy in delivering workshops and lectures....

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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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  • Oxford Dictionary of National Biography celebrates the 90th anniversary of the women's vote!

    2nd December 2008

    *Freely available in almost all UK public libraries, with direct home access for library members* 14 December 2008 is the 90th anniversary of the election of the first woman to the British House of Commons, and the first election in which women (over 30 years) were able to stand as candidates...

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