Open University History Society

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

Upcoming events for OUHS members

Group visit to Sutton Hoo Saturday 17 September 2022

Meet other OUHS members for an afternoon exploring one of the glories of Anglo-Saxon England!

The Society proposes a group visit to Sutton Hoo in Suffolk, the site of one of the most important archaeological finds in the country, a sixth- and seventh-century cemetery including the famous ship burial, presumed by many scholars to be of the East Anglian king Rædwald.

Much of the treasure contained in the ship burial is displayed in the British Museum in London, but the archaeological site itself is also of tremendous interest. It is run by the National Trust, so entry is free to NT members; others are normally charged £14.50 plus £4.50 for a guide and conducted talk. However, the Society offers the visit to members (who are not already NT members) at an inclusive price of £10 per person including guided walk.

Email membership@ouhistory.org.uk if you would like to go.

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