Open University History Society

The society of people who studied or are studying history with the OU

Promoting the scholarly study of history

The OUHS is a nationally based society with members from all over the UK, Ireland, Europe and the USA. It was formed by Open University students to promote the scholarly study of history amongst students past and present and is affiliated to the Open University Students Association.

Weekend History Seminar 2021

The theme of the weekend will be ‘Counting the Population ” which will enable some historical insight into the interesting world of census returns

Find out more about our excellent event.

News from OU History

Another interesting newsletter arrived from Dr Stuart Mitchell of the OU History department this week. A fascinating look at the history of the Tory party and a glance at optics are among the topics.

read the latest publication

London Region Arts Club

In addition to a variety of Events and FutureLearn online courses regularly featured, OUHS work with the London Region Arts Club which is a non profit making club run by a voluntary group of past and present Open University students who give their time to support Open University students, although it is not part of the Open University. It organises study days for under-graduates, workshops, museum and gallery visits and other events, such as the recent walk around Roman London. Although its focus is London, visitors from further afield would be very welcome. LRAC's calendar is regularly updated and details (via Eventbrite) can be found on the right.