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.

Read our Book reviews

Some of our members enjoy reviewing books about history for our excellent member's magazine. You can read a selection on this website or become a member and enjoy all of them.

History Weekend 24th to 26th Feb 2017

Every year we get together for a weekend of history discussions, debates and talks with good food, conversations and some laughs too. We always have a pleasant and rewarding weekend in the company of like-minded enthusiasts.

More about the History Weekend 2017