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  • Gillian Burnett awarded British Empire Medal (BEM)

    13th June 2017

    The twenty-first Annual Dinner of the Isle of Wight branch was held at the Brading Roman Villa. Fifty members and invited guests assembled before the Dinner in the Villa itself to witness the Lord Lieutenant of the Isle of Wight, Major General Martin White CB CBE JP, representing Her Majesty...

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  • Battle of Messines Ridge centenary

    9th June 2017

    Messines Ridge is part of the arc of high ground in the south-east corner around Ypres in Flanders, to which the Germans tactically withdrew in autumn 1914 helping to form the Ypres Salient. From this vantage point the Germans were able to see just about anything the Allies did in...

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  • Cat's paw found in Roman tile

    5th June 2017

    A cat's paw print has been found in a 1,900-year-old Roman tile which was uncovered by an archaeological dig. The historical artefact was found during construction of the £99m Lincoln Eastern Bypass. Experts believe the cat left the mark when the tile was laid out to dry by a potter.

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  • The Six Day War

    5th June 2017

    Today marks the 50th anniversary of the start of the Six Day War, a conflict which marked a significant turning point for the new Israel and its identity in the Middle East. The start of the twentieth century saw different relations developing between the communities in the region of the Middle...

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  • HA Conference 2017 - Report

    18th May 2017

    The Historical Association Annual Conference is always an exciting time – an opportunity to listen to expert speakers, share ideas, discuss different approaches, learn something new, meet with  old friends, make new ones and generally embrace history geekdom. This year in Manchester was no exception. Over 350 people descended on...

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  • Reading Branch Outing

    15th May 2017

    This is a double event that should appeal to anyone fascinated by Britain’s nineteenth, and early twentieth-century industrial might, as well as those interested in seeing some interesting church monuments, including the rarely-exhibited St John Tryptych - or anyone who would simply enjoy a historical day out with some interesting...

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  • Stories of WW2 Women

    11th May 2017

    A project to reveal the stories of female volunteers, The Hidden Histories of a Million Wartime Women, launched a fundraising campaign on the crowdfunding site Kickstarter in early May 2016. The project has since then hit its £25,000 target and the digitisation of thousands of diary entries, which were awarded UNESCO UK...

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  • May is Local and Community History Month

    1st May 2017

    Local history is an important part of the world around us. From the way a street is planned, to the employment that is available, to why that settlement is in that place at all - knowledge of local history can help supply answers and information. It can be the opportunity...

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  • The Historian 133: Out Now

    1st May 2017

    This edition of The Historian sets out particularly to celebrate the life of Asa Briggs. It focuses on his work and achievements as an historian, in the widest possible sense of being someone who shaped the discipline as well as inspiring others through his research, teaching and writing. This is...

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  • Their past, their memory?

    28th April 2017

    The first event of the Teaching and Learning War Research Network – Their Past, Their Memory? – will be taking place in London on 15 September. It is a one-day interdisciplinary workshop hosted at King’s College, London as part of the AHRC funded Teaching and Learning War Research Network to...

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