School of History, Classics & Archaeology

History Teachers' Conference

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology will host a conference for A Level history teachers on Monday 22 June. (Published 25 March 2015)

Conference cancelled

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Old College Quad

Event description

The University of Edinburgh History Teachers’ Conference: Recent developments in A level history

The School of History, Classics and Archaeology at the University of Edinburgh warmly invites A level history teachers to join us for this one-day conference. You will have the opportunity to:

  • hear our expert academics talk about recent developments in some of the key historical periods within the A level curriculum
  • hear one of the country’s largest exam boards talk about the new A level curriculum
  • find out more about our admissions processes
  • tour our buildings and facilities.

Event details Monday 22 June 2015, 9.00am School of History, Classics and Archaeology, Doorway 4, Old Medical School, Teviot Place, Edinburgh

The conference will take place in our School building, the William Robertson Wing of the Old Medical School. We are perfectly situated in a central location and only a 10-minute walk away from Waverley train station.

The conference is free to attend.

A certificate of attendance will be issued to everyone who attends, which recognises the contribution this event can make towards your continuing professional development.


Time Session
9.00-9.30 Registration and coffee
9.30-10.00 Welcome to the School, presented by Dr Trevor Griffiths, Head of History
10.00-10.45 Admissions at the University of Edinburgh, presented by the College of Humanities and Social Sciences Admissions team
10.45-11.05 Break – refreshments will be provided
11.05-12.00 Our A level vision, presented by exam board AQA
12.00-13.00 Subject talk 1 - choose one of two options *
13.00-14.00 Lunch
14.00-15.00 Subject talk 2 - choose one of two options *
15.00-16.00 Subject talk 3 - choose one of two options *
16.00 Close

* Subject talks confirmed

  • Recent development in British Sixties, presented by Dr Angela Bartie
  • Recent developments in Colonialism in Africa, presented by Dr Emma Hunter
  • Recent developments in Stalinism, presented by Dr Ian Lauchlan
  • Recent developments in Mao’s China, presented by Dr Felix Boecking
  • Recent developments in Victorian Politics, presented by Dr Ben Weinstein

We will schedule times once we have confirmed all sessions.

Further information

If you have any questions about this conference, please contact Elaine Philip.

Elaine Philip

Administrative Assistant, Research Centres and School

  • School of History, Classics and Archaeology
  • University of Edinburgh

Contact details



Room 02M.21 William Robertson Wing
Old Medical School

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