Tag: local history

The Past or the Future?

This post comes from the historian/archaeologist and Visiting Fellow at the University of Gloucestershire, Dr Tim Copeland. We are often reminded of positive uses the past can have regarding the future: ‘You need to understand the past in […]

  Events 15 May 2018  

Forest Village ‘Bears’ the Burden of Shame

This post comes from first year undergraduate student in History at the University of Gloucestershire, Owen Adams. Despite becoming a top starry-skied destination for glampers, wildlife-watchers and mountain bikers, the Forest of Dean in Gloucestershire has never managed […]

  Events 17 November 2017  

The Archaeology of Cleeve Common

This post comes from Visiting Fellow in Landscape Archaeology at the University, Dr Tim Copeland.  The three tall radio masts on the hill above Cheltenham are ready identifiable from all parts of the town and much of the […]

  Events 13 November 2017  

Shedding Light on ‘Darkest Cheltenham’: the Lower High Street Project

The History blog has not been as active as usual in recent months, and while this was not ideal, there is a good excuse. Over the last seven months, staff and students in History at the University of […]

  Christian O'Connell 14 July 2017  

The Lower High Street Projects

The History staff team is pleased to announce that it has been successful in securing two internal grants to undertake research focusing on the history of Cheltenham’s Lower High Street, near FCH campus. University-wide LIFT (Learning Innovation for […]

  Events 12 December 2016  

Returning Brewer to His Rightful Place

This post comes from our new MA History by Research student, Simon Carpenter. Strictly speaking, I have just embarked on studying for an MA in history with the University of Gloucestershire, but I see a major part of […]

  Events 22 September 2016  

The 1st Muslim Sheriff’s Lady of Gloucester

This post comes from our third year undergraduate student Khadija Handsot. In May 2016 my father was inaugurated as Sheriff and Deputy Mayor for the second time, while I accepted the role of Sheriff’s Lady. My father originally […]

  Early Modern 30 August 2016  

HM5000 History Group Project Reports

This year’s History group projects in HM5000 are being conducted in conjunction with The Wilson, Cheltenham’s art gallery and museum. On 5 March, The Wilson will open two exhibitions: Hidden Agenda: Socially Conscious Craft and Crafting Change: Community, […]

  Events 26 February 2016  

Beautiful Weather and Local Knowledge = Fieldwalk!

  In the enviably warm sunshine of March, this year’s fieldwalks exploring the environmental history of Gloucestershire and Cheltenham were a great success. Our level-4 (first-year) module, ‘Themes in Local and Environmental History‘, explored the intersection of processes such as enclosure, landscape […]

  Ben Anderson 7 June 2012