Secondary news

  • New X-ray technique sheds light on Syriac Galen Palimpsest

    3rd April 2018

    The Syriac Galen Palimpsest is a fascinating and (until now) frustrating historical manuscript. For several years it has been known to contain traces of a 6th-century translation of a treatise ‘On simple drugs’ by the renowned early physician Galen. However, this original text had been erased and overwritten with psalms in the 11th century, and despite...

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  • Teaching History 170: Out now

    23rd March 2018

    Access Teaching History 170 (Free to HA Secondary Members) Editorial: Historians When we do history we are not alone. Even sitting in the most obscure corner of the top floor of the library, surrounded only by books, we are in the presence of other historians. We locate our arguments among theirs,...

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  • The Great Debate 2018

    14th March 2018

    On 10 March 2018 sixth-form students from across the country gathered in the Palace of Westminster. They were the 23 winners of regional heats for the 2018 Great Debate. To get to the final they had presented an argument on the question: Was the 1918 extension of the franchise the...

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  • Criminal Lives, 1780 – 1925

    14th March 2018

    Between 1700 and 1900, Britain stopped punishing the bodies of convicts and increasingly sought to exile them and/or reform their minds. Exile and forced labour in Australia and incarceration in penitentiaries became the dominant modes of punishment. This exhibition uses the collections of the London Metropolitan Archives and findings of...

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  • Curriculum Update Spring 2018

    8th March 2018

    As you may well be aware, Ofsted has been carrying out research into the breadth and coherence of the curriculum offered to all young people. In deciding to conduct this investigation, the Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman acknowledged that Ofsted ought to consider its own role in what has been happening...

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  • Books that changed the world

    26th February 2018

    Celebrate World Book Day on 2 March 2018 with this FREE resource from the Global Learning Programme (GLP).  This resource supports schools wishing to use this day as an opportunity to develop global learning through story from Early Years to Key Stage 3. Stories bring places, settings and experiences to life and provide a supporting framework in which...

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  • The Age of Revolutions – The Residential

    9th February 2018

    Somewhere on a battlefield in Belgium in February a rebel group comb the countryside, gather intelligence (knowledge), share expertise and plot their future actions. Who are they? What are they really doing? WHAT ARE THEIR INTENTIONS?! Actually it turns out they are with the Historical Association, and they are a...

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  • Teacher Fellowship Programme: Teaching the Age of Revolutions

    Multipage Article

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  • 100 Years of Suffrage

    6th February 2018

    The Representation of the People Act of 1918 gave the vote to all men and some women. Was it the greatest turning point in the history of British democracy? The Historical Association is looking forward to exploring that very question at the final of our Great Debate competition for students...

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  • New online records shed light on Suffrage movement

    5th February 2018

    New online records reveal that “militant” Suffragettes were largely well educated, in their 30s and born in the South East Home Office & police files detail those on the front lines of the suffrage movement Records reveal that most “militant” suffragettes were well educated, in their 30s and born in...

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