Welcome to the blog for the Northampton Branch of the Historical Association. This blog will keep you updated on forthcoming meetings and Branch news. The Branch Programme and links to other useful sites are also available on these pages.
THE HISTORICAL ASSOCIATION
The Historical Association is the national voice for history. It exists to bring together people of all communities who have an interest in the past. It promotes and supports the study and teaching of history at all levels: teacher, student, amateur and professional.
An independent national charity open to all, the Association was founded in 1906 and today has over 6,000 members representing teachers, academics, local historians and history enthusiasts.
The HA publishes the academic journals History and The Annual Bulletin of Historical Literature, and three members’ magazines – The Historian, Primary History and Teaching History.
THE NORTHAMPTON BRANCH
The Northampton Branch was founded in 1938 and is one of 50 across the country.
Every year we organise a programme that gives members the opportunity to listen to leading historians talking about the area of their expertise and most recent research, with an opportunity afterwards to ask questions and join the discussion over refreshments. Meetings are usually held on Thursday evenings, in various locations around the County, some in conjunction with partner organisations such as local schools and other heritage societies.