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Stephen Conway joins the editors of the English Historical Review

Stephen Conway, Professor of History at UCL and our former Head of Department, has this month joined the editorial team of the English Historical Review. Now the oldest journal of historical scholarship in the English-speaking world, the English Historical Review is an exceedingly prestigious journal. It was first published in 1886 and is based at the University of Oxford (published by OUP).

Published: Sep 14, 2016 3:22:58 PM

UCL History hosts successful WP summer school

Earlier this month we were joined by year 12 students from around the country for our annual residential 'Making History' summer school. Running from the 01-05 August, the summer school gave state school students a taste of university life. Priority is given to applicants who will be the first generation in their family to study at university, come from neighbourhoods with low overall progression rates, live outside London and have achieved strong GCSE results. 

Published: Aug 19, 2016 1:03:08 PM