History news

  • Marking five centuries of medicine

    16th January 2018

    Established in 1518 with the granting of a royal charter by one of history’s most famous monarchs – Henry VIII – the Royal College of Physicians of London is the oldest medical royal college in England and Wales, and amongst the most ancient professional medical organisations still operating anywhere in...

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  • Votes for Women Display

    15th January 2018

    2 Feb 2018 – 6 Jan 2019 This free display marks the centenary of the 1918 Act that gave some women the right to vote in the UK and focuses specifically on the militant Suffragette campaign. Dedicated to those who campaigned tirelessly for over 50 years to achieve votes for women,...

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  • HA Membership Survey Results

    12th January 2018

    In our 2017 membership surveys we invited you to tell us more about your membership experience, what you value, and what we can do to improve. We would like to say a huge thank you to our 490 members who took the time to respond to the survey and share...

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  • Catch up on the latest updates with HA News

    9th January 2018

    The latest edition of HA News includes full details of the 2018 Annual Conference programme in the picturesque Stratford-Upon-Avon, news on our Medlicott Awards evening, updates on the world of history education, new funded projects, the results of our 2017 membership surveys, HA tours, new branch dates for your diary,...

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  • The Historian 135: Out now

    5th December 2017

    One hundred years ago the Russian Revolution of October/November 1917 changed the lives of millions of Russians but it also led to changes across Europe and the rest of the world for decades to come. Those Ten Days that Shook the World were certainly the inspiration for the theme of...

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  • National History Book Competition Winner

    24th November 2017

    The Historical Association and Amberley Publishing are pleased to announce that the winner of this year’s National History Book Competition is Into the Remote Places: the RAF in the Middle East, 1918 to the present day by Alastair Farquharson. This will be a comprehensive history of British military involvement in...

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  • HA Tour to Cardiff

    22nd November 2017

    Tour leaders: Elizabeth Yarker with Kathleen Morris With Cardiff as the base, the tour sets out to explore 2,000 years of history in this fascinating area of Wales. There will be visits to Cardiff Castle, Llandaff Cathedral, the Welsh National Museum and Cardiff Bay where we hope to tour the...

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  • Who wore the trousers?

    19th November 2017

    Women in Trousers: A Visual Archive brings together images of bloomers, knickerbockers, culottes and all manner of bifurcated or ‘divided’ garments to tell the story of trouser-wearing women through an online gallery of digital images spanning more than a century. The images in the archive offer a visual account of...

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  • Report on the HA tour to Belgium October 2017

    17th November 2017

    At a very early hour on the morning of 10 October, 28 hardy souls gathered near Victoria Station to join our seventh biennial HA tour.  Soon we were on our way to the Channel Tunnel and our first destination of Ghent, where we were able to admire Van Eyck’s magnificent...

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  • English Heritage and Google reveal historic sites online

    8th November 2017

    Rarely seen works of art and archaeological remains are among the historical treasures being revealed online for the first time. English Heritage has worked with Google to create walk-around online images of 29 sites across England. They include Tintagel Castle in Cornwall, with its links to King Arthur, and a Cold War...

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