Available Events

In this section you'll find details of all our available CPD events for history teachers, both online and in-person.  Where these events are linked to a series, this will be linked on the page for your information. To see our regular courses and our overarching series and themes for this term, you can take a look at our What’s on section, view our at-a-glance CPD calendar, or all upcoming CPD events in our web calendar. 

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  • Your Secondary CPD calendar Spring 2024

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    We know that it's not easy for teachers to get out of school or have budgets to afford a plentiful supply of CPD. We know how essential your CPD is to you and that is why we have worked to provide a wide range of online learning and webinar-based CPD...

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  • HA Webinar: An enduring counterfactual: John F. Kennedy and the Vietnam War

    19th March 2024

    Would US President John F. Kennedy have avoided the catastrophe that became the Vietnam War if Lee Harvey Oswald had not assassinated him in Dallas on that fateful day of 22 November 1963? This question – or a version of it – has animated discussions of the Vietnam War for...

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  • HA Webinar: OK! Talk to me, let me hear your argument

    7th March 2024

    This session will look at potential solutions to some of the problems that students have writing history at A-level. At the core of this session is academic research that advocates the importance of talk within the classroom at whole-class level as well as in small group activities. The session will...

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  • HA Webinar: Sickness and the State: Working in the Nineteenth-Century British Post Office

    5th March 2024

    Join us to explore some of the findings of the Wellcome Trust funded collaborative project, Addressing Health: Morbidity and Mortality in the Victorian and Edwardian Post Office. Following the digitisation and transcription of the pension records for over 26,000 individuals who worked for the Post Office in England, Ireland, Scotland...

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  • HA Webinar: But Miss I don’t know what to write, or even how to start!

    29th February 2024

    The transition from GCSE to A-level is a big one and sixth-form students often struggle with a variety of different challenges. This session looks at the problems that many experience as they attempt to master the important subject-specific and life skills of being able to express their thoughts and ideas...

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  • HA Webinar: Black Germans: the last forgotten victims of the Nazis?

    26th February 2024

    In this webinar, Professor Robbie Aitken will look at the experiences of Black residents in Germany during the Nazi period. Why have they been largely written out of larger histories of the Third Reich? He will suggest that there was a genocidal intent in Nazi policy towards them, signalled partly...

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  • HA Webinar: How might we go about assessing oracy in history classrooms?

    21st February 2024

    This session will put forward and then critique a framework for assessing oracy within a history classroom context. It will suggest different practical ways of assessing oracy and provide materials for supporting embedding oral assessments within a history department.

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  • Funded CPD: Sickness, Social Reform and the Victorian and Edwardian Post Office

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    We are delighted to announce a funded CPD programme in partnership with the Wellcome Trust Collaborative Research project, Addressing Health: Morbidity and Mortality in the Victorian and Edwardian Post Office. The project explores the relationships between work and health of thousands of Post Office employees in in the nineteenth and early...

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  • On-demand webinar: New approaches to teaching Britain and transatlantic slavery

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    Webinar series: Decolonising the secondary history curriculum Session 5: New approaches to teaching Britain and transatlantic slavery This 90-minute webinar will delve into the social, economic, and moral implications of this topic, providing teachers with tools to effectively teach this complex and sensitive history in their classrooms. Closing date: Saturday 31 August...

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  • On-demand webinar: Histories of the African continent

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    Webinar series: Decolonising the secondary history curriculum Session 4: Histories of the African continent This 90-minute recorded webinar will cover three elements: an introductory discussion about the scope and opportunities for exploring African history; Enquiry One: Africa and the development of religion; Enquiry Two: Decolonisation, Ideology and Race in Africa: the struggles...

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  • On-demand webinar: Change and Continuity

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    Webinar series: Making substantive and disciplinary knowledge work together in the secondary history curriculum Session 2: Change and Continuity  This series of four webinars looks at ways of assessing disciplinary knowledge so that it is working alongside, and pushing forwards, substantive knowledge. This webinar will concentrate on the disciplinary concepts of change...

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  • On-demand webinar: Interpretations

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    Webinar series: Making substantive and disciplinary knowledge work together in the secondary history curriculum Session 4: Interpretations  This series of four webinars looks at ways of assessing disciplinary knowledge so that it is working alongside, and pushing forwards, substantive knowledge. This webinar will concentrate on the disciplinary concept of interpretations, looking at...

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  • On-demand webinar: Significance

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    Webinar series: Making substantive and disciplinary knowledge work together in the secondary history curriculum Session 3: Significance This series of four webinars looks at ways of assessing disciplinary knowledge so that it is working alongside, and pushing forwards, substantive knowledge. This webinar will concentrate on the disciplinary concept of significance, looking at...

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  • On-demand webinar: Causation and Consequence

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    Webinar series: Making substantive and disciplinary knowledge work together in the secondary history curriculum Session 1: Causation and Consequence  This series of four webinars looks at ways of assessing disciplinary knowledge so that it is working alongside, and pushing forwards, substantive knowledge. This webinar will concentrate on the disciplinary concepts of...

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  • On-demand webinar: Black British history

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    Webinar series: Decolonising the secondary history curriculum Session 2: Black British history This 90-minute recorded webinar will cover three elements: an introductory discussion about the scope and opportunities for including Black stories in British history; Enquiry One: Black Radicals in the early 19th century; Enquiry Two: Black Wales: Tiger Bay in...

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  • On-demand webinar: Histories of Islamic societies

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    Webinar series: Decolonising the secondary history curriculum Session 3: Histories of Islamic societies This 90-minute recorded webinar will cover three elements: an introductory discussion about the scope and opportunities for exploring Islamic societies; Enquiry One: Science and Knowledge in Medieval Muslim societies; Enquiry Two: Modernity and Iran in the 20th century....

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  • Recorded webinar: Introduction to decolonising the secondary history curriculum

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    Webinar series: Decolonising the secondary history curriculum Session 1: Introductory webinar This recorded introductory webinar will explore what we mean by decolonising the curriculum and outline principles of approach and explore key concepts involved. How to book Book this webinar only If you wish to book just this webinar, you can purchase...

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  • Recorded Webinar: Mass-Observing Modern Britain

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    Mass-Observation is probably the most consistently useful source for the study of mid and late 20th social lives Britain. It was established in 1937 with the aim of investigating ordinary life and developing an 'anthropology of ourselves.' It used a range of different methods to collect information, from recording overheard...

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  • Recorded Webinar: Teaching Jewish histories

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    Where Jews appear on school curricula, they tend to appear as victims, particularly in the context of the Nazi genocide. The vibrant diversity of Jewish life in preceding centuries is underexplored, and students are given little context for understanding the growth of antisemitism. This webinar delves into this vibrant richness...

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  • Recorded webinar: Teaching history during a climate emergency: how can we respond?

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    We are at a vital moment in our attempt to tackle the climate crisis. Global warming is an inter-disciplinary challenge for the world and an inter-disciplinary challenge in education, too. In this talk, Alison Kitson argues that history provides a vital perspective that enables young people to understand our interaction...

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