Why I Chose Northampton

Our Subject Leader Dr Drew Gray shares his experiences as a student at Northampton before his academic career here! The takeaway: it's never too late to go to university. You might even end up as a head of department there one day!  ‘In England justice is open to all, like the Ritz Hotel’ I used... Continue Reading →

Why not study history at UoN?

  Just got your A level results? Still not decided where you want to go in September? Or maybe you're super organised and are looking ahead to autumn 2021. We would love to welcome you at Northampton, where our small (but perfectly formed, in our opinion!) department means you get lots of personal attention from... Continue Reading →

‘It has been really reassuring for me seeing how the history department has handled the move to online learning’. A History student reflects on studying in a pandemic

Today we have another post from one of our History students at Northampton. Charlotte has just completed year two and reflects on studying History in a pandemic.  We have all been impacted by Covid-19 for months now and I just wanted to give people a bit of an insight about my experience of how the... Continue Reading →

‘I never would have imagined that I would now be close to graduating and have met so many amazing people’. Reflections on being a ‘mature’ student at Northampton.

Today's blog is written by Charlotte who has just successfully completed her second year studying History at the University of Northampton.  I have been reflecting about my university experience a lot recently as I am entering my final year as an undergraduate history student at the University of Northampton. I have seen a lot of... Continue Reading →

Black Lives Matter: Reading List

  Recognising that we are committed to more deeply embedding Black history into our teaching, the History team have put together a suggested reading list for the summer - for our students and for ourselves! To make this list as accessible as possible, we have selected texts that are either available as e-texts through the... Continue Reading →

Mass Observation: A Public History Project

On 12 May every year the Mass Observation Project asks people living in Britain to keep a diary and submit it for posterity. They are building up a wonderful social history archive. Lecturer Rachel Moss has documented hers on her blog here. Meanwhile, our undergraduate student Ursula Watkins submitted the following: My Day 12th May... Continue Reading →

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