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  • 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 historical public-speaking competition for students aged 16-19 in the United Kingdom and Ireland. This year's competition is being held in partnership with the UK Parliament's Vote 100 project. The Great Debate is divided into approximately 20...

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  • Into Film Festival 2017

    4th July 2017

    8-24 November - tickets free For three weeks in November the Into Film Festival will once again offer a host of free, education focused screenings, supported by teaching resources, for 5-19 year-olds all over the UK. This year one of our six dedicated strands is History In Action. History in Action Revisit key...

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  • Doing History at University

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    Date: Wednesday 12 July 2017 Venue: University College London Time: 10am-4pm Cost: £5 per delegate Book your place via Eventbrite here... Following previous successful events at the universities of Oxford, Durham and Cambridge, we are pleased to announce the fourth annual Doing History at University event. This year, we will...

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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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  • 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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  • Crime & Punishment

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    Crime doesn’t pay – so the saying goes, but what are the effects? In this section ideas of crime and criminality are addressed alongside attitudes towards the criminal and the legal system. How has punishment been treated over the generations and what difference does it appear to make are all...

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