Open University History Society

Promoting the scholarly study of history amongst OU students past and present

Upcoming events for OUHS members

The History of Pantomime

This talk explores the very earliest pantomime performances in the 17th and 18th centuries, the glory days of the 19th century and modern times, taking in spectacular scenery, celebrities and pantomime Dames on the way. Zoom talk on the 4th December.

FREE to members!

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Watch this space!

Come and join  us for a fascinating look at social history with  Dr Stuart Mitchell from the History Deptarment of the Open University. This will be a virtual talk on the 21st May .

FREE to members!

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History Weekend

At the small, friendly residential weekend some of the members make presentations of their own researches on the theme for the year which the rest of us discuss and enjoy.

History Magazine

The OUHS produces a journal, Open History, most of which is written by members. This gives a unique opportunity  for members to have their work published and read by sympathetically minded peers.

History Day Trips

The Society organise trips to places of interest to historians and history students, both members and their family and friends are equally welcome to attend.

Want to join us? It is only £15 a year for membership , open to both current and former OU students. Maybe you too could be published in our magazine?

History book reviews from OUHS members

The Fiddle

The Fiddle

Appropriately, I am writing about this review on World Holocaust Day. The story commences in St...

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