The Public History group

The Public History group has been running since 1998 when it was initiated by Hilda Kean at Ruskin College Oxford. It later moved to the Bishopsgate Institute, and now has moved again to UCL.

The remit of the group is to provide a platform for presentations from a wide range of speakers, from those who are leaders in their field, to those who are just setting out on their research paths. The topics are varied, as one might expect from this remit, and this contributes to the group’s charm and interest. Please look at the list of past meetings and you will see what I mean.

Hilda Kean organised this group single-handedly until early in 2014. At this time a small group of people became involved when it was necessary to find a new venue, and now help with the administration. Hilda, however, is still at the heart of this enterprise. Please check out her web site. (link)


The Institute of Archaeology, University College London, 31-34 Gordon Square, London, WC1H 0PY.

Nearest tube stations are Euston Square (Circle, Hammersmith and City & Metropolitan lines), Euston (Victoria, Northern lines and the overground) and Warren Street (Victoria and Northern lines). There is also disabled badge holders parking immediately outside the front door of the Institute.

Follow the link below for a map of the Institute and public transport guide

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