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  • Women's History Month 2017: Are we there yet? Women as equals in a modern world

    8th March 2017

    For International Women’s Day and Women’s History month we are releasing our podcasts on: The Women’s Movement - Social and Political Change in the UK 1800-present. In the UK during the nineteenth and twentieth centuries women in organised groups began to challenge the world around them. They fought to be...

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  • Branch Podcast: Good Evening Sweetheart

    5th March 2017

    Just before our "Good Evening Sweetheart" talk (9th February) was due to start in Hillhead Library a young lady librarian rushed in waving a sheet of paper, looking very excited - the Secretary wondered if we were double-booked and about to be asked to leave. But no! She announced that...

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  • Podcast Series: The Women's Movement

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  • Professor W.A. Speck

    1st March 2017

    We are very sad to announce the death of Professor Bill Speck. Bill was President of the HA from 1999 to 2002 and editor of the journal History from 1986 to 1992. Bill was a greatly admired and respected historian as well as a kind and much loved person. He...

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  • Great Debate Final 2016/17

    1st March 2017

    The final of the Historical Association's Great Debate public-speaking competition will take place on Saturday 11 March 2017 at the Imperial War Museum, London. The final will see 19 historians aged 16-18 - each the victor of their own regional heat - compete in a test of historical argument and...

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  • The Historian 132: Out Now

    9th February 2017

    The theme of this edition is ‘Journeys’. Our contributors have been asked to explore a journey, be it a journey through time or space. At the heart of each of their articles are people – bodyguards or commuters, historians or gardeners, mercenaries or nurses, queens or spies – and in...

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  • It's LGBT History month 2017: how far have we come?

    1st February 2017

    The British Government has pardoned thousands of gay and bisexual men found guilty of sexual offenses that are no longer crimes. The Alan Turing Law recognises that these men approximately 49,000 of them had done nothing wrong.  In the last couple of decades civil rights for the LGBT community in...

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  • Join and explore all you love about history

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    HA membership starts from as little as £40.50 at concessionary rate, and £61.00 at individual rate.  You can also get two extra months for free by quoting the code HTY19 over the phone.  Call us on 0300 100 0223 or join online today Discover local branch talks and visits With over 45...

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  • Robert Grosseteste (c. 1170-1253)

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  • A precious jewel: English Calais, 1347–1558

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