Student News

  • Take Part in the Great Debate 2018

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    The Historical Association is inviting students to take part in the 2018 Great Debate. The Great Debate is a national public-speaking competition for sixth-form students with an interest in history. To take part, students have to present a five-minute speech answering this year's question: 'Was the 1918 extension of the franchise...

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  • The Young Historian Awards 2018

    25th September 2017

    If you think you or someone you know (who is 16 years of age or under) could be the next Lucy Worsley or Simon Schama then this competition is for you/them. The Historical Association in collaboration with the Spirit of Normandy Trust has organised an annual award scheme for young...

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  • Well done on GCSE results!

    24th August 2017

    Congratulations to all students getting your results today – whatever your history result, you have just passed a big milestone in your life. With all the pressures of the modern world it is important to now take some time out to just relax before the next stage takes over. If...

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  • Well done on A Level results day!

    17th August 2017

    Congratulations to all our budding young historians for their A-level results and to their teachers for inspiring them with a love for history and helping them achieve their grades. Students who sat their A-level history in June were the first cohort to be examined in the recently revised linear A-levels....

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  • Podcast Series: Indian Independence movements

    15th August 2017

    70 years on from Indian Independence, we are delighted to release two new podcasts looking in depth at the movements that led to the historic events of August 1947. In the first podcast, Dr Pritipuspa Mishra from the University of Southampton questions to what extent the independence movement was a unified...

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  • The Han Dynasty: new podcast

    29th May 2017

    The Han Dynasty is one of the crucial periods in understanding Chinese History and much of current Chinese culture. The Dynasty lasted 400 years and was considered by many as a Golden Age. It is the Han people who are the largest ethnic group in modern China and many key...

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  • The Origins of the Spanish Civil War

    25th May 2017

    The Spanish Civil War was one of the most devastating wars to affect a European country during the twentieth century. It removed a monarchy, turned region on region and created a dictator. For a while the conflict in Spain became the rallying point for idealists and fighters from all over...

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  • Great Debate Final 2017 - Report

    16th March 2017

    The much anticipated final of this year’s Great Debate was held on 11 March at the Imperial War Museum in London. After twenty fascinating talks and much deliberation from the judges, lead judge Professor David Stevenson announced that Hannah Boyle from Benton Park School in Leeds is this year’s winner...

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  • National History Book Competition

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    Following its successful launch last year, the Historical Association and Amberley Publishing are delighted to announce details of the competition for this year. The aim of the competition is to find the best unpublished history book either from an aspiring or an established author. Whether you have a completed manuscript...

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  • Help draft a modern Magna Carta

    9th March 2017

    Delegates wanted to help draft a modern Magna Carta for the nation. See your clause exhibited in the Supreme Court. Date: Friday 7th July 2017 Location: Royal Holloway, University of London, Egham, Surrey, TW20 0EX Every year between 80 and 100 delegates from years 10 to 13 gather at Royal...

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