LCPH Project

Royal Holloway’s Women Inspire campaign celebrates inspirational women and their achievements. 

Our College was founded by Victorian social pioneers who were committed to providing access to education and knowledge to everyone who could benefit.  At the time this meant being among the first colleges in the UK to give women access to higher education.  

'Historians for History' Blog

Read Markus Daechsel's latest blog post on the Historians for History website, Apocalypse Now: Brexit and the Impending Doom of Democracy. 

To read the blog, please click here.

Just over a week ago The Guardian published an interview with Rebecca Rideal whose narrative history 1666: Plague, War and Hellfire  has just been published. The interview provoked a number of historians to Tweet criticism of Rideal, a PhD student and former TV producer who founded The History Vault.

Sexed-up television histories, it seems, are just for girls. Histories, that is, that embellish and dwell on human relationships, that exalt the tactile thrill of the inadvertent touch, that are attentive to the colour a frisson of desire can add to the way we tell stories. Or so a recent article in The Spectator by James Delingpole would have us believe. The article, which was subsequently amended to remove some of its more outlandish claims, put forward some quite brazen generalisations about how men and women approach the past.

Magna Carta Project

Here you can take a look at a selection of the events that took place around the 800th anniversary celebrations of Magna Carta. 

As well as the Great Charter Festival held on the 14th June, Royal Holloway's world-renowned Choir and music fellow, Rebecca Miller, preformed for the Queen at the Magna Carta 800th anniversary celebrations on the 15th June. 

Many exhibitons were held on campus, including 'Magna Carta and the Loss of Liberties' in the Picture Gallery and an exhibition on the changing landscape of Magna Carta over time by local artist Alan Perriman. 

The 800th anniversary of the sealing of Magna Carta at Runnymede was celebrated on 15th of June, 2015. 

The History department at Royal Holloway played a key role in the development of many of the local and national commemorations around this event. 

For further details see Events page of the Magna Carta Project Page.